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Sunday, December 17, 2006

It's a pirate's life for me

(Special mouseover Pirate Zaius edition)

I have just recently been made the official "sawbones" over at Cap’n Dyke's blog. The temporal implications of an an orangutang from the future serving on a human pirate ship aside, I look forward to shivering my timbers and buckling my swashes aboard the good captain's ship.

To learn to speak pirate, you must study hard and drink deep from the well of pirate knowledge.

Talk Like a Pirate: Pirate Translator How To Be Speakin' Pirate-Like Pirate Glossary Talk like a Pirate Talk Like a Pirate Day
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In this example we see the words of the president rendered delicately into pirate speak:

The doofus pirate speaks: "T' Battle o' Iraq be one victory in a war on terror that began on September t' 11th, 2001, and still goes on. That terrible mornin', 19 evil men — t' shock troops o' a hateful ideology — gave America and t' civilized world a glimpse o' their ambitions. They imagined, in t' words o' one terrorist, that September t' 11th would be t' "beginnin' o' t' end o' America." 'Mission Accomplished' speech, May 1, 2003

As you can see in this example, the false conflation between 911 and the war in Iraq remains entirely intact, despite the translation into pirate speak. Such are the delicate and subtle charms of the Buccaneer language.

ARRR! Now hurry on over to the good captain's ship, ye scurvy dog!

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At Mon Dec 18, 07:06:00 PM, Anonymous Cap'n Dyke said...

Arrrgh, Me Sawbones Z! An' what a lovely Piratorangutang ye've become! I be fair an' fahbulously proud o' how well ye pirated up, Me Lad.

Drink deep, Me Doc Z. We've many adventures' wenchin' -- lots o' wenchin'. Aye. That. ;)

At Tue Dec 19, 07:05:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Thank ye Cap'n!


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