Wednesday, September 19, 2007

International talk like a pirate day

Arrrr me hearties, did you?
Unfortunately every time I do, I sound like a member of The Wurzels ...

22 comments:

Gill said...

oh god! I remember my friend Adam going through a phase of that last year- it did my head in!!

Brom said...

Ohhh Arrr, so did most other would be "pirates"

rilly super said...

I did wear the same brand of mascara as Johnny Depp in the photo there M&M, does that count?

Anonymous said...

I recently read a fab book called 'If A Pirate I must be..' - the true story of Bartholomew Roberts.

Well worth a read if you can get your paws on it. It says that although they were law-breaking scoundrels they were very egalitarian [every pirate got equal shares of the loot] and very democratic [they all voted on matters of importance].

And they had a 'code of honour' and avoided drinking, gambling and women [!!] as these might have sowed dissent in the ranks. Although some pirates were better at keeping to these rules than others, if you know what I mean..

And they were very 'inclusive', as the Africans they captured from slave ships were soon given equal status on board the ships, as soon as they had shown their loyalty.

Reminds me somewhat of the Sopranos ..

Mopsa said...

Gobsmackingly, The Wurzels are still much loved down here in Devon - I once cast aspersions and was put very quickly in my place!

rilly super said...

I saw the wurzels live once. Are they still around, or even alive?

muddyboots said...

saw a pirate in Hull yesterday, why?

st said...

any excuse for a pic of J D.

st said...

Oh, what did get the mares tail clean?

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Johnny Depp, yup. I come over all weak at the knees whenever I watch PotC!

Sadly, I sound Cornish whenever I read Mac's pirate books.

Shiver me timbers!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Arrrr, as it be past Talk Like a Pirate day, I'll be answerin' yer comments in English ...

Gill, it's great fun!

Brom, I knew you would!

Rilly, I can imagine ...

Anon, a romantic view - like I have of highwaymen. I always fancied being a highway(wo)man..

Mopsa, anoterh rounds of 'I am a cider drinker'? ;)

Rilly, I believe they are going strong! (Must be all that cider)

MB, the British branhc of talk like a pirate day was doing stuff for Marie Curie, so perhaps it was to do with that?

St, one never needs an excuse to gaze at Cap'n Jack Sparrow! The tail, I fear, is still stained ...

NMO, we should get Johnny to shiver our timbers, arrrrrr!

debio said...

I'm no good at it but would love some lessons from Johnny Depp; don't want to appear too available but am available anytime!

Jez Bell said...

M&M - did you really say the 'British' branch of talk like a pirate... is this an international phenomena...wonder what it sounds like if you talk like a pirate in French or Spanish.??!!
Glad to hear your grey girl's better

Omega Mum said...

Is that you? If so, I like the beard. Mind you, the horse will have to go. Unless you can get it to perch on your shoulder and say 'Pieces of eight'.

Anonymous said...

Rilly, "Are the Wurzels still alive" !

Of course they be !

http://www.thewurzels.net/

rilly super said...

crikey anon, and still touring too! whatever they put in those lads' cider, I want some...

all together now: I drove my tractor through your haystack last night....

Karen said...

Arrr I be a real corsair pirate courtesy of Facebook. I be sailing the seven seas and pillagin towns and digging up treasure from desert islands.

Let me know if you're on Facebook and I'll invite you to join pirates and I will get levelled up I think!

lady macleod said...

He's so very pretty (sigh)

@themill said...

Can't we just stare - wistfully? (Or should that be lustfully?)

Winchester whisperer said...

I've given you the Awesome Dude blogging award - you have to collect it from Eurodog's blogsite

tim relf said...

It seems our cider drinking friends are making something of a comeback. Can't believe it's 30 years since they released that I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester song! They're really nice guys. I once got to go backstage with them at a Young Farmers gig - ah, the glamour!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I really wouldn't mind if Jonny Depp spoke pirate to me. in fact he wouldn't even have to speak.
I do find him strangely attractive.