• talk like a pirate

    by  • September 19, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I would be remiss if I did not begin by pointing out that September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Please act and speak accordingly. Arrr.


    I would guess it’s a big day in Arrrgentina and Arrrkansas, among other places. Might be a good day to go to an Arrr-rated movie. I’m going to be a landlubber, myself, spending most of the day around the house, cleaning the yarrrd and so on. Maybe I’ll wear an eye patch just for fun or just stand out front and yell, “Ahoy!” at people passing by. I might even invite them in for some grog.

    I would have to say that my favorite pirate is the Dread Pirate Robert from The Princess Bride, which ranks as one of my favorite movies. The other pirate movie I could watch again and again is Hook. I know it didn’t get great reviews, but I still find it enchanting. I think it’s the kids. But the best pirates in the world are The Pirates Who Won’t Do Anything who will soon have their own movie. In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, I leave you with the lyrics to their song.

    Arr, arr, arr, arr

    We are the pirates who don’t do anything
    We just stay at home and lie around

    And if you ask us to do anything

    We’ll just tell you we don’t do anything

    Well I’ve never been to Greenland
    And I’ve never been to Denv
    er
    And I’ve never buried treasure
    in St. Louie or St. Paul
    And I’ve never been to Moscow

    And I’ve never been to Tampa

    And I’ve never been to Boston in the fall

    We’re the pirates who don’t do anything
    We just stay at home and lie around

    And if you ask us to do anything

    We’ll just tell you we don’t do anything

    And I’ve never hoist the main sail
    And I’ve never swabbed the poop deck

    And I’ve never veer to starboard ’cause I never sail at all

    And I’ve never walked the gangplank

    And I’ve never owned a parrot

    And I’ve never been to Boston in the fall

    ‘Cause we’re the pirates who don’t do anything
    We just stay at home and lie around

    And if you ask us to do anything

    We’ll just tell you we don’t do anything

    Well I’ve never plucked a rooster
    And I’m not too good at ping ball

    And I’ve never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall

    And I’ve never kissed a chipmunk

    And I’ve never gotten head lice

    And I’ve never been to Boston in the fall.

    (spoken) Huh? What are you talking about?
    Whats a rooster and mashed potatoes have to do with being a pirate?

    Hey, thats right!
    We are supposed to sing about pirate-y things.
    And who’s ever kissed a chipmunk? That’s just nonsense!
    Why even bring it up?
    Am I right? What do you think?
    I think you look like Captain Crunch.

    Huh? No I don’t!

    Do too.

    Do not!

    You’re making me hungry.

    Thats it! You’re walkin’ the plank.

    Says who?

    Says the Cap’n, thats who!

    Oh yeah?
    Ay Ay, Cap’n Crunch! hehehehe

    Arrrgggghh

    Yikes!

    And I’ve never licked a spark plug
    And I’ve never sniffed a stinkbug

    And I’ve never painted daises
    on a big red rubber ball
    And I’ve never bathed in yogurt
    And I don’t look good in leggings (You just don’t get it.)
    And we’ve never been to Boston in the fall!

    (spoken) Pass the chips!
    Who’s got the remote control?
    Here it is!
    Time for Heraldo.
    It’s definately time for Loch Nech.

    Ohh.. I don’t like this show.

    Hey look! I found a quarter!

    Have a piratey day.

    Peace,
    Milton

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    5 Responses to talk like a pirate

    1. September 19, 2006 at 11:55 am

      Ahoy!

    2. September 19, 2006 at 1:50 pm

      Okay, I don’t like pirates. Not much. I don’t particularly DISLIKE pirates, either. But what’s up with the pirate thing?

      Last night ‘Wife Swap’ (I admit it’s horrid, but I love the dumb thing) featured a crazy family that had ‘adopted a pirate lifestyle’ and encouraged ‘pirattitude’ (i.e. chaos and mayhem) wherever they went. Today you post about pirates and roll all your r’s. I must be missing the new trend.

      I will commend you, thought, for the veggie tales prompt. Some of the most inventive, creative and GOOD music in a long time. I love the pirate song!

      I’ll be singing it all day long now, so, in the spirit of ‘International Talk Like a Pirate’ Day….I’m going to go pluck a rrrrrrrrroooooosterrrrrrrrr.

    3. September 19, 2006 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks so much for your reminder. I’d forgotten. But, I figured it was better late than never, so I went into the livingroom and said “Arr, Matey!” to my husband, who recommended that I just skip it since it is rather late in the day to begin in Sweden, anyway. I adore the Princess Bride and the Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. I think that I must tell my husband that it my turn to watch the tv! I could always make him walk the plank!

    4. September 20, 2006 at 3:03 am

      Arrr, Beth! Ye must love pirates, mate. That the code of the sea!

    5. Anonymous
      September 23, 2006 at 7:45 pm

      The Princess Bride is just a fantastic film. Right up there with my faviourite films of all time. Loved introducing it to my daughter.

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