September 19, 2006

Arrr me Matey, It's Ruddy Wet!

It's talk like a pirate day today.

I kid you not. Truly.

Don't believe me? Go here.

But here's the thing...

Despite my early enjoyment of pirate portrayals in Tintin's The Secret Of The Unicorn, Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, and movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Princess Bride (not the Pirate Movie though - that one was overly chock full of ooey, cheesy goodness) I don't know my pirate lexicon well enough to write this post in pirate talk...

And that, my friends, makes me very, very sad.

Naturally I pulled a mongoose and went to find out more, and here's what I learned: there are a lot of great sites devoted to sharing the joy of pirate talk. I meandered over to the UK TLAPD website, giggled at the site address, and was delighted to learn that I already used some of the words on that list. (Just not at work - there's no way to work in words like wench, booty or gentlemen o' fortune without earning yourself a meeting with HR to talk about your 'attitude').

* Glossary and an A-Z: here

* Basics and Pickup lines (!?!): here

* English-To-Pirate Translator: here

Aye, this be the end of this here post...

1 comment:

Jessica said...

My husband found that, too and forwarded it to our fourth graders teacher. She was really excited. We just saw Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (and then went home and watched the 1st one because our youngest had never seen it). So we're full of pirate talk around our house!