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  • Arrrr! – Talk Like a Pirate Day XXIV

    Posted by Jonathan on September 19th, 2007 (All posts by )


    Firm but fair: Rep. Jim the Pirate (D-Bahamas)

     
    Yes, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, which has little significance but gives me license to post this photo again.
     
    Here’s a thought. Wouldn’t it be cool if the entire US Congress would dress up as pirates? They might be more productive that way. Also, there’s the truth-in-labeling thing.
     
     
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    Previous Talk Like a Pirate posts:
    2006
    2005
    2004
    Introducing Jim the Pirate
     

     

    3 Responses to “Arrrr! – Talk Like a Pirate Day XXIV”

    1. Shannon Love Says:

      Arrr! I think you be meaning to say its speak in the manner of archaic West Country Dialect day.

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE OR THE SLAVE OF DUTY

      KING: No, Frederic, it cannot be. I don’t think much of our
      profession, but, contrasted with respectability, it is
      comparatively honest. No, Frederic, I shall live and
      die a Pirate King.

      SONG — PIRATE KING

      KING: Oh, better far to live and die
      Under the brave black flag I fly,
      Than play a sanctimonious part
      With a pirate head and a pirate heart.
      Away to the cheating world go you,
      Where pirates all are well-to-do;
      But I’ll be true to the song I sing,
      And live and die a Pirate King.
      For I am a Pirate King!
      And it is, it is a glorious thing
      To be a Pirate King!
      For I am a Pirate King!
      ALL: You are!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!
      KING: And it is, it is a glorious thing
      To be a Pirate King.
      ALL: It is!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!
      KING: When I sally forth to seek my prey
      I help myself in a royal way.
      I sink a few more ships, it’s true,
      Than a well-bred monarch ought to do;
      But many a king on a first-class throne,
      If he wants to call his crown his own,
      Must manage somehow to get through
      More dirty work than e’er I do,
      For I am a Pirate King!
      And it is, it is a glorious thing
      To be a Pirate King!
      For I am a Pirate King!
      ALL: You are!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!
      KING: And it is, it is a glorious thing
      To be a Pirate King.
      ALL: It is!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!
      Hurrah for the Pirate King!

    3. Verity Says:

      Shannon Love – True! How did the West Country engineer itself into the position of being the default accent of pirates everywhere?