Talk like a Pirate Day

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! It's National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

    You can read about it in Wikipedia. And if you go here, you can
    get some translations.

    Shiver me timbers. Arrrrr!


  2. JimB51

    JimB51 Member

    But why do we want to dignify those murdering thugs and thieves?

    Oh well. We do it with gangsters too. That's Hollywood!

    So .. here's my contribution ( translated for me at website) ...

    Pirate Speak:
    Aye, Rock, You just pain nuts!
    Ha'e a good day lad.
  3. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    Do pirates all speak the same language???

    What if they're Swedish pirates, or Polish pirates???

    What if they're American pirates?

    Would a pirate from Alabama sound the same as a pirate from Jersey?


  4. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    I want to be the most dangerous and dreaded pirate of all---

    Instead of a parrot on my shoulder, I want to have a raw room temperature whole supermarket chicken on my shoulder and I would be the dreaded and deadly pirate "Captain Salmonella"
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the intentions of the two guys who started the
    whole thing, Jim. I suspect they had in mind the warm and fuzzy pirates
    one sees in cartoons.

    But, as you point out, we seem to admire gangsters. And look at the
    Royal Family. What have they every accomplished? Just a bunch
    of wealthy welfare recipients.

    And yet, what American wouldn't be thrilled to have tea with them, even
    though we fought two wars to get away from them?

    And our own rulers aren't much to hold up to a strong light. Seems we
    have some sort of political scandal every week. And the magazine racks
    at the supermarket are full of mags devoted entirely to celebs who are
    in and out of rehab, in and out of marriages, in and out of jail.

    The only thing they're not in and out of is the In and Out Burger.

    Pippi, I suspect Arrrrrr is the lingua franca of all pirates. Course the ones
    from Sweden were called Vikings. Isn't is amazing that we still have pirates
    in the 21 century?

    Of course they have modernized. An Uzi instead of a cutlass, and a prosthesis
    instead of a hook.


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  6. JimB51

    JimB51 Member


    Yea, fought two wars to get away from the Royals.
    No tea for me, thank you.

    Uzi's and prosthesis. HA

    Al Capone and our Chicago gangsters didn't have a boat or any swords.
    or "walking the gang plank."

    Had to use running board cars and machine guns ... and "cement shoes" for special guests.
    Had same effect tho.

    Pippi, I suspect that if you add "y'all" when addressing Alabama Pirates they'd understand you.

    Not those Pittsburgh Pirates tho.

    Twocat ... Just don't wash those that salmonella chicken.
    Would kind of loose the effect your looking for.

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  7. mysticbrit

    mysticbrit New Member

    Have you ever wondered that if perhaps we hadn't fought so hard for separation, and if Paul Revere had kept his mouth shut, we'd already have universal healthcare.

    Rock - you're a hoot. Uzi's and prosthesis indeed.

    BTW - Dillinger is hand's down my favorite gangster.


  8. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    Mmmmm!!! In & Out burger!!! I've been there once in my life, when I visited San Francisco. Wish we had it back east!

    & my favorite gangster was my Irish Grandpa!!!!!!!!

  9. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    The Royalist, and Goverments are the biggest ganster/pirates around.

    Lower more cost effective health care for everyone? Yes! Run by the government? NO!!!
    They are well proven bad stewards of our money.

    No tea, thank you!
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Capt. Salmonella sounds pretty fierce, 2Cat. I certainly would't want to run
    afoul of such.

    Jim, I once dictated a letter which contained the term "running board". The
    secretary had no idea of what I was talking about and no idea how
    to spell it.

    It may be a generalization, but I get the impression that young people know
    everything about electronic gadgets and celebrities and nothing about anything
    else, especially history.

    Pippi, What did your Irish Granpa do? I had a great-great granpa from the Old
    Sod, but have no info about that branch of the family. I suspect they were
    heavy drinkers.

    Nancy, a favorite gangster? Never heard of such a thing. Guess if I was
    gonna pick, I'd go for Robin Hood. I read he was very modest. Shot a
    lotta arrows, but never took a bow.

    MSS, Sad to say, I think your assessment is right on. The middle class is
    shrinking. We are becoming like the old societies where the upper 2%
    took 90% of the wealth.

  11. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    Hi Rock!

    Times were tough then, & Grandpa did whatever he had to, to survive.
    Nothing violent (except in defense of self, & family).
    That was when "poor" really meant something.

    There weren't food stamps, & housing assistance & such...
    "Hungry" really meant hungry.

    It wasn't spoken about, but I've dragged some information outta Mom.
    I think Gramps was quite creative, actually!

    And speaking of Vikings (you did that - speak of Vikings, I mean):
    Someone told me, not too long ago, that we red-headed Irish are actually descendants of the Viking invaders.
    I never knew that before!!!

    Interesting, huh? (Aaaarrrrgggg! Ye land lubbers! LOL!!!)

  12. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    This is from the book "Trick or Treatment" By Edzard Ernst and Simon Singe.

    Who are the two guys in Chicago who talk about "Speak like a Pirate Day" every year. I lived in Chicago for 12 years before moving back to my hometown to save money when I went on disability. I live about three hours south of Chicago.

    gap Arggggggg!!!

    From the book, "Trick of Treatment"

    "We can see why a correlation should not be confused with causation if we look at a neat example invented by Bobby Henderson, author of The Gospel Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    He spotted a very interesting correlation between the increase in global temperature over the last two centuries and the decline in the number of pirates.

    If correlation is synonymous with cause and effect, then he speculated that the decline in priates is causing global warming.

    Henderson then suggested that political leaders should encourage more pirates to take to the seas in an effort to combat global warming.

    This might seem ridiculous, but Henderson backd up his causal link between prirates and global warming with further evidence. For example, many people dress up as pirates for Halloween and the months following October 31 are generally colder than those that precede it."

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  13. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I think we should proclaim another day in the same, well kind of same genre.

    How about a "Walk Like An Egyptian Day"

    Remember the Bangles?

    gap :0

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  14. JimB51

    JimB51 Member

    I only saw a TV news guy mention it. The same day Rock mentioned it.

    I've lived in DuPage county all my life About 25 miles west of Chi.

    If global warming is true and it not a part part of a cycle ...
    and if the USA is biggest contributor to it's cause ...
    Then yes, I agree that politicians could help, since they're probably introducing
    far too much Hot Air into the atmosphere.
    Perhaps scientists could develop a special cooling filter to be worn whenever
    they go into their public speaking mode. And perhaps the wearing of these cooling masks
    by politicians should be mandated by law during campaign seasons. hmmm!

    Since Chicago got it's title "The Windy City" because of these speeches (which probably consists of HOT AIR) , we are probably the biggest contributor.

    As is the case with Pirates, the ENDING of the Windy HOT AIR Political Speeches in November elections begins bringing the earth to cooler temperatures.
    Ever notice that?

    Coincidence? I think not.
    (I don't at all discount the Pirate connection here).

    I remember the Bangels, not the Walk Like An Egyptian song (or video?) tho.
    (wonder if Egyptians walk like an Egyptian.) (??)
    Guess we could try it here in America.
    Maybe we could add some of Steve Martin's "King Tut" dance moves.

    Jim : )

  15. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    My cats already informed me that if I start doing the Bangles "walk like an Egyptian" they are going to toss me out AND they will not let me take my new Snuggie blanket I just got. OH HORRORS!!!! But the cats feel that Captain Salmonella is devious and wonderfully cat-like!!!!
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    keeps getting sillier and sillier. But it is my belief that being silly keeps
    people young, at least mentally. Certainly has worked for my old
    college roommate from Stewartville, MN. He's just as silly now as he
    was half a century ago.

    We had our senior picnic at the park in Stewartville. I fell over the dam
    waterfall. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester was only minutes away, but
    fortunately the damage was only to my corduroy pants and my self-

    BTW, I have read a couple times over the years that corduroy comes
    from the French "corde du Roi" meaning the King's Highway. The Encyclopedia
    Britannica says this is a spurious claim.

    On the other hand, "spurious" may come from the Old West when cowboys
    were furious and spurred their horses.

    Stewartville is only a few miles from LeRoy (The King) where my brother
    lives. This illustrates how everything in life is connected one way or

    Walk like an Egyptian sounds cool to me. How about Roller Skate Like a
    Bedouin? HaHa! I am so old that when we studied geography in 4th grade,
    it had pictures of natives in their native costumes. Now the native costume
    almost everywhere in the world the same as right here.

    The Bangles? A rock band?

    A lot of stuff I could look up, but w/ one thing leading to another the way it
    does, it's hard to stop. And now I believe it's time to stop.


    In reading further about corduroy, I found the following which clearly illustrates
    that everything is connected.

    Corduroy was being made 1800 years ago. Where? In Egypt.
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  17. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    Oh, the poor kid who got sent to school in corduroy pants!

    Why do mothers insist on throwing their children upon the mercy of the 3rd grade fashion police?

    Where I come from, corduroy pants are called "whiffle britches".

    Kids would nearly go bow-legged, attempting to avoid the tell-tale "whiffle" (which could be heard at great distances, in an elementary school corridor).

    I'm pretty sure corduroy was invented by jailers, so prisoners couldn't escape quietly...

  18. JimB51

    JimB51 Member

    Egyptians wore corduroy pants?

    So those third graders DID actually "walk like an Egyptian".


    Were The Bangels actually telling us to wear corduroy pants?

    Could this have been a coded message ...

    I think you guys are on to something.
  19. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    Jim, you must be a scientist or maybe a physicist, the way you connect seemingly random information to its logical conclusion!!!!!


    U crack me up!!!!!

  20. JimB51

    JimB51 Member

    Talk like an Egyptian/walk like a Pirate Day!

    No, wait.
    I getting confused.

    Maybe ... Talk Like A Pirate Whose Walking In Corduroy Pants Day!