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…