Unleash Your Inner Buccaneer

My inner child (The Muse) woke me up early today. She was excited because this is a special day on the internet. It’s a day to unleash your inner buccaneer and Talk Like A Pirate. I can already tell she is going to be difficult this morning.

Arrr, `Tis talk like a seafarin’ hearty tide!

What in Thunder are you talking about Muse?

This be th’ tide that swabbies talk like a Seafarin’ hearty on th’ internet! Dasn’t ye pay attention?

Oh, you mean “Talk Like A Pirate Day.” Sure, I know it’s that. I can talk like a pirate : “Yaargh.” See?

You be havin’ nay clue how t’ talk properly. Use a translator or somethin’ t’ be authentic. Ya lily livered lanlubber!

I think it’s pretty hard to sound like a pirate when you have a Texas twang.

You try t’ ruin all me fun, dasn’t ye. Ya scurvy cur whut deserves the black spot!

I’m not trying to ruin your fun. You can talk silly if you want to … yaargh.

Let`s put on our gentleman o’ fortune clothes an’ go ou’ on th’ town.

You want to dress like a pirate? We are female! We wouldn’t wear “gentleman o’ fortune clothes,” we would dress like a lady.

Lady? Forget about ‘t. We be nay ladies. Ya swabbie who ortin’ t’ be keel hauled!

So, is this Talk Like A Pirate Day all about insulting people?

I wouldna be insultin’ ye if ye would jus’ get on board an’ act like a buccaneer.

We have to work in the yard! We’ll look silly out there in … “buccaneer clothes.”

Silly be as silly does. Now be I goin’ t’ be havin’ t’ force ye t’ obey?

This is ridiculous! I’m the captain of this ship!

You be nay th’ captain! I be th’ captain! If ye dasn’t obey orders, thar be an awful punishment … ye don’t be wantin’ t’ end up in Davy Jones’ Locker!

Fine.

Cap'n Shelly the pirate

You happy now?

Yaargh! I be as happy as a pig in bilge water. Ya lily livered bilge rat!

Well, The Muse is all excited, and she made me go to Facebook and change my account settings. I had to change the language to English (Pirate) for the day. Y’all remind me to change that back.

I jus’ dasn’t know how much o’ this shipmate silliness I can stand.

  4 comments for “Unleash Your Inner Buccaneer

  1. September 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Here you are unleashing your inner Pirate and I’m bringing you an “only the good” way to speak southern

    http://www.yolthreads.com/yolproject.shtml

    That Y’All spelled YOL the way they do in the dictionary and it is a way to give to charity while displaying your Southern hospitality.

    • September 20, 2010 at 7:34 am

      That looks like a great charity, Jamie! However, “y’all,” when properly pronounced, has two syllables 😈

  2. September 21, 2010 at 8:24 am

    There’s a pretty good definition of “Buccaneer” floating around.
    Buccaneer: A really, really expensive price to pay for your corn.

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