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2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 1

h2g2 Operations

Ahoy, men, women, 'n small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri o' h2g2: Greetin's on Shout Like a Scurvy Pirate Day!
We at h2g2 wish to announce to one 'n all in th' galaxy that we, h2g2, be th' true scourges 'o th' Seven Internets!
We rule cyberspace, 'n have since 1999!

Also, we always be knowin' whar our towels be!
Best wish fer Shout Like a Scurvy Pirate Day, Yo ho ho !

th' h2g2 Core smiley - pirate Team

PS : Always be hoopy froods 'n never trust the gorram Vogons!


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 2

Superfrenchie - new-ish ACE

... An' a bottle o' rum ! smiley - pirate


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 3

Icy North

Why are pirates always on the 'high seas'? I'm no physicist, but the sea's generally the same height everywhere. The phrase 'sea level' is a dead giveaway.


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 4

Baron Grim

More truthfully, it's "Talk Like Robert Newton Day".

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/09/19/pirate_speech_origins_in_west_country_english_via_robert_newton_aka_long.html


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 5

Pierce The Pirate ~ in Hotblack Desiato mode ~

'ere's more facts:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52766/17-swashbuckling-facts-about-talk-pirate-day

smiley - pirate


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Icy, as I understand it, 'high seas' = 'international waters'. (In Old England 'heah' could mean 'deep'.)

The definition of international waters, of course, is sometimes in dispute. (See 'Cod Wars'.)smiley - fish

Paul will now show up and make a bad musical pun (are there any other kind?) involving a soprano...smiley - runsmiley - piratesmiley - run




2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 7

paulh, scolding the squirrels in the park

I won't do a pun. I'm going to let Florence Foster Jenkins do it for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtf2Q4yyuJ0


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 8

Baron Grim

I'm reminded of Hyacinth Bucket. smiley - laugh


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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paulh, scolding the squirrels in the park

The actress who plays Ms. Bucket played a pirate nurserymaid earlier in her career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4r0N5UlXUI


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 10

Dmitri Gheorgheni

She makes a splendid Ruth. smiley - biggrin

Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood) did Frederic in the West End about the same time, I believe.


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 11

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!



we be in grand company tis time to run out me long nines and fill 'em full of grape



smiley - tongueoutsmiley - bubblysmiley - alesmiley - magic


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 12

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!



I can still feel that dull Spanish steel, that gave me a stump....... So I took the leg of his Queen Ann chair as payment smiley - winkeye


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

Ahh Florence Foster Jenkins such a fine person, singer and did I say singer.......... smiley - coolsmiley - bubbly


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - eureka In addition to finding the translation engine for piratespeak, I have also located a useful video course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMu6e5Dgtg

It must be the real thing: it's got the same boring background music as most language instructional videos. smiley - pirate


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 15

paulh, scolding the squirrels in the park

Florence Foster Jenkins had some musical gifts. She began as a pianist, and graduated to teaching piano. It wasn't until she injured a hand that she thought about singing instead. As a singer, she knew her material cold. Her pronunciation was fine. I'd say that she was on pitch around two-thirds of the time, and her tempi were correct. Her worst fault was in thinking she could sing music that was out of her voice range. The Queen of the Night aria is one of the most difficult in all of opera, yet she thought she could do justice to it. She came nowhere close to hitting the very highest notes. smiley - groan

I dare say that there must have been some fine songs that were within her capabilities. She didn't try to sing them, though. This points to delusional thinking, sad to say. But as comic relief, she was priceless. Anna Russell and Beatrice Lily followed in her footsteps, making audiences laugh at their poor singing, but *knowing* it was poor. Florence does seem to have realized how awful she sounded, nor how hilarious a spectacle it was to hear her proceeding as if she were great. She was to grand opera as Margaret Dumont was to the Marx brothers' anarchy.


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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paulh, scolding the squirrels in the park

Sorry, Florence does *not* seem to have realized how awful she sounded.


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 17

Recumbentman

"What's the pirate's favourite letter, then, me lads?"

"Arrrrr!"

"No, it's the sea I love..."


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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paulh, scolding the squirrels in the park

Does a pirate's alphabet contains seven C's then?


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

Post 19

Icy North

And plenty of I's, captain.


2016-09-19 Announcement: Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day !

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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

well its all to do with the I C's in it smiley - smiley


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