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"How to Talk Like a Pirate" Film 95

An arrr-nonymous reader writes, "With International Talk Like a Pirate Day mere days away, it's best to be prepared with this high-school film reel 'for the less nautically inclined among us.'" Dave Barry gave momentum to this international movement. You'll have to decide for yourself which of or more accurately conveys the genuine holiday spirit.
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"How to Talk Like a Pirate" Film

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  • I thought not. But then I saw it in wikipedia, and realized it must be true!
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Irashtar ( 836973 )
      What do you define as a 'Real' Holiday? Arr birthdays? Is International Ferris Wheel Day one? This falls somewhere between those in importance.
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day [] mashed up with Garbage Day! [] from Silent Night Deadly Night 2
  • For me it has to be [] just for the comedy of the picture and the idea of "wench swap". classic.
  • by PhrostyMcByte ( 589271 ) <> on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:24PM (#16121615) Homepage
    I get to wear an eye patch and call myself an internet pirate? It's the RIAA's dream! Think of all the lawsuit revenue!
    • #9081 +(5165)- [X]

      Spin: arrrr, pirates of the south west
      Spin: thar be large pipes o'bandwith near ye'ol univarsety.
      Pirate: yearg, ye may be an ta somethan thar.
      Spin: what say ye we pull yonder USB hard disk longside yonder NMSU puter and begin tha lutin and plunderin.
      Pirate: yearg. The master done gaved me a testin machine with a grand ol CDR.
      Pirate: Avast!
      Pirate: MP3s off the starboard bow!
      Spin: stere clear of ye porn pop ups rollin in from tha east.
      Pirate: I have mah trusty Opera browsa
    • There are Pirate Parties [] cropping up across the world, working together through the internet and having the same goals []. I believe this is a step in the right direction: politics need to be globalized, because economies are globalized already - no big corporations gives a crap about national borders.

      If you look at the forums (e.g. the Swedish one []) it is inspiring to see people disregarding national boundaries and helping each other out as equals. Added to that the sentiment that 'You can use anything I cr
    • Avast, if ye be in the Atlanta area next time this day rolls around next year, ye can come to the time honored tradition of Piratepalooza [] (or start one in yer area).
  • Barry's contribution mentioned up top was to write a book called Pirattitude [] . The book was pretty funny, but as this meme moves farther from an in-joke among Internet cognoscenti, to something larger where you'll even hear people in the street talking about it, there's a decreasing amount of joy in it. Maybe the matter has come and gone already.
  • by CrazyJim1 ( 809850 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:25PM (#16121618) Journal
    So anyway, I pwned some warez, but new games are teh sux. I used emule to rip some complete albums for a friend, and while I was at it: I grabbed some gameboy advanced roms. And I did it all at Panera's Bread so the RIAA can't trace me.
    • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:55PM (#16121725)
      I was surfing the piratebay and tried to look for albums in the search box.

      I was like "arrr, where be the new loot from Soul Asylum, matey?" and nothing relevant would come out in the search results.

      So I did "avast, pirate captain, I be looking for The Silver Lining. Might I barter a bottle of rum for your treasure map linking to the torrent file?" Still nothing relevant.

      "Look, you scalliwag, you best be giving me the new tracks with David Pirner's voice or I shall organize a mutiny and it be the plank for you, arrrrr!"

      Then I found out all you had to do was type "The Silver Lining" and it would show up. This pirate talk thing is overrated.
    • by BrynM ( 217883 ) * on Saturday September 16, 2006 @06:07PM (#16121796) Homepage Journal
      So anyway, I pwned some warez, but new games are teh sux. I used emule to rip some complete albums for a friend, and while I was at it: I grabbed some gameboy advanced roms. And I did it all at Panera's Bread so the RIAA can't trace me.
      A chat translation might be:
      awho-pwned warez 2day-t3h h07 games 6. 1@mer n33dz 3mool ripz, 1 pwned GBA ROMz 2. l33chd w1f1 at Panera's Bread -RIAA no tracey. 1337!
    • by ExFCER ( 1001188 )
      Haaa/-\R m4t3y...

      As me pint be raised for me kin gone buy to...Davey Jones Locker... []
  • This shoud be "Talk like someone from the West Country of England Day.
    Please see []

    There's no such thing as "Pirate Speech".
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by donaggie03 ( 769758 )
      Umm . . lighten up? There may not be an "official" pirate speech, but American culture definitely has an underlying sense of the stereotypical pirate and how one would speak. That's like saying we shouldn't dress up on halloween because there aren't REAL ghosts/fairy princesses/vampires/PIRATES. It's just a little fun. It will be ok. Really.
    • WHAT! Heresy!
      You have crossed a cultural moray heretofore unbroken (and this is slashdot!)

      Official Proclamation of persecution:
      Ye, sir, shall be cursed to be eternally hunted by: robots, monkeys, ninjas and especially pirates.

      There now be a common foe--and that be you mate...
      At last my brothers: The eternal war shall end as we join forces to bring #187785 to justice.

      In closing, I'd just like to say

    • I'm from Bristol (mostly lost my accent though).

      I try to get worked up over the awful Jane Leeves-esque attempts at a regional accent, but in truth I'm glad the pirate wannabees dont get it right.

      Its always a shock when you visit home and your sister refers to you as 'My lover'.
  • Yo ho ho (Score:3, Funny)

    by Digitus1337 ( 671442 ) <> on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:27PM (#16121624) Homepage
    This be not news! Why arrr we talking about it?
  • by darkonc ( 47285 ) <stephen_samuel@bcgr e e n . com> on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:33PM (#16121646) Homepage Journal
    With most kids these days trying to talk like a 'homey' do we really need yet another dialect to mess up the communications grid?

    "Arg, homey, that bitch could shiver me timber!"

    Excuse me, I have to run to the bathroom.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by mattOzan ( 165392 )
      "Arg, homey,

      Ahoy! Did you sit on a belaying pin?

    • by bmalia ( 583394 )
      "Arg, homey, that WENCH could shiver me timber!"
  • by Anne Thwacks ( 531696 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:35PM (#16121655)
    I'd be a talking like a pirate, but I have had a nogging to much o' rum, and taking ain't what I'm best at.
    Ye'd best heed the forestay, Jim, or we'll all be overboard. Pass another bottle of Wray and Nephew, if you'd be so kind... and watch the blasted wheel as you go! (billions of blistering blue barnacles)

    • Dammit, Jim, I'm a DOCTOR, not a PIRATE!

    • I'd be a talking like a pirate, but I have had a nogging to much o' rum, and taking ain't what I'm best at.

      It surprises me a little that no one else seems to remember Le Chuck's audiobook course in everything Pirate.
      Each month you receive a parrot...

  • Arrh. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by TheSHAD0W ( 258774 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:42PM (#16121676) Homepage
    I think the modern version of "arrh" is "dude."
  • A Real Pirate (Score:2, Interesting)

    I sailed the waters of the Bahamas, and swam with sharks, and the closest to pirate talk was "Yah Mon You know You got that right MON" in Jamaica. The pirates all were hijacking cigarette boats and floating square groupers when the Coast Guard narrowed in on the blood thirsty thieves. There are still real pirates today in traditional pirate waters, But I hear they now fly a red flag. Reality.
  • by sfeinstein ( 442310 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @05:56PM (#16121730) Homepage
    As every loyal Pastafarian knows, the Flying Spaghetti Monster [] considers all things piratical blessed and holy.

    Furthermore, it is clearly the case that the decline in pirates over the years has lead to a huge increase in global warming and other distasters. Only by promoting the pirate and his way of life can we hope to save this beautiful planet of ours!
  • It seems as if a mad-pack too many of you land-lubbers tried to board that poor ship at once, and she's capsized!*

    Did any man-jack among you manage to capture the precious booty and abscond with it to a sturdier vessel before the original was blown to davy-jones?

    * You've slashdotted the server.

    ** Did anyone mirror it to a STABLE host like youtube or google video?

  • You can tell that this prank is becoming part of the cultural when even SlashDot runs a story about it, several days in advance. (BTW, I can't even remember how long ago it has now been since hearing about ITAPD on NPR... and it's been a re-occuring calendar event for me for three or four years now.)

  • Written and performed by Tom Smith, the official Talk Like a Pirate Day Theme Song... in mp3 format [], with lyrics [].
  • "Yo ho, yo ho"

    Well, atleast we know where kids these day got their language from.....
  • Does that work?

    It does in San Francisco...
  • by Master of Transhuman ( 597628 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @07:31PM (#16122106) Homepage

    There is an album out of pirate ballads, sea songs and chanteys as indicated below. My favorite rock singer Andrea Corr is on it, dragooned by her friendship with punk rocker Gavin Friday and rocker Bono who are also involved.

    Wednesday June 21, 2006



    "The ocean. It's all about the vast blue that engulfs two thirds of the planet. The human being cast against that abyss creates an interesting bit of perspective. I think the sailors of the time were dancing with death, and these were their tunes. They resonate with people on some internal level that is not immediately obvious because it's not in our memory, it's in our blood. It operates on a cellular level. It's what makes us feel so alone."
    --Gore Verbinski

    Film director GORE VERBINSKI, actor JOHNNY DEPP and music producer HAL WILLNER have joined forces with ANTI RECORDS for the truly extraordinary two-CD set ROGUE'S GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS & CHANTEYS. Due out August 22, the collection is filled with contemporary reinterpretations of songs from a genre of music that has all but disappeared. BONO, STING, NICK CAVE, BRYAN FERRY, LOU REED, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, RICHARD THOMPSON, GAVIN FRIDAY, VAN DYKE PARKS, ANDREA CORR and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are only a few of the distinguished artists who turn in uncompromising and honest performances that illuminate the power of traditional sea songs.

    The idea for ROGUE'S GALLERY originated when Verbinski and Depp were working on their second film together, the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. "I slowly became fascinated by the idea of a contemporary reinterpretation of the sea chantey," explains Verbinski. "I imagined the artists that I listen to and respect doing their take on this age-old music: the song of the sea."

    Verbinski then "described the project in detail to my old friend Brett Gurewitz (owner of Epitaph and Anti) who immediately understood its wondrous and strange potential. I also asked Johnny Depp if it might be something that he would like to be involved with. He has a great musical aesthetic, and as my partner in the films, his opinion is one I value. I've always believed Johnny is a musician first and the actor thing is just his day job. We met with Brett and put together a list of artists that we intended to go after, but were immediately confounded with the question: who would produce? Who would be mad enough to take this on?"

    The project took shape when Hal Willner became "the captain of this vessel," says Verbinski. "From that germinating withering pubic hair of an idea, Hal set sail and returned with what you hear today. He did everything." Willner brought his knack for matching maverick musicians with extraordinary material to the project, as shown on his best-selling Disney tribute album Stay Awake and his acclaimed tributes to Kurt Weill, Charles Mingus, Nino Rota and others.

    "When I was asked to do the album, I went into a world I didn't know--which is what appealed to me," says Willner. Immersing himself in antique bookstores, eBay, old record stores, and the Internet for hours and hours, Willner collected some 600 songs and then went about narrowing the song selection down for the album. In March 2006, the recordings began--and the process was joyously freewheeling.

    "We were just crawling around, just seeing who was around," he explains. "The Akron/Family was rehearsing, so we recorded them. And then we found Baby Gramps. And that's kind of how we worked all over. We'd go up to London or Dublin or to New York and L.A., with just a sketch and one or two things planned. And then we got on the phone. Most of the time people just came into the studi
  • My school is having a whole Talk Like a Pirate day for some charity or other. Guess what I'm going as... "Yarr me hearties, MP3's off the port bow!"
  • Yarr, an informative film that be!
  • Instead of just reporting it, I suggest that every story on slashdot be posted in pirate language on the day.
  • pirate RPGing (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Mistshadow2k4 ( 748958 ) on Saturday September 16, 2006 @08:42PM (#16122335) Journal
    The best resource for genuine pirate-style gaming I've found is GURPS Swashbucklers []. It's full of interesting historical information about real pirates (for instance, did you know that "walking the plank" is fictional?). A glossary of genuine pirate-speak is included on one of the ubiquitous GURPS sidebars. I made good use of it and I play D&D, so most of it works with all games.
    • for instance, did you know that "walking the plank" is fictional?

      Not fictional, simply uncommon. Reference "Under The Black Flag" by David Cordingly, page 131, and quite a few other books on the subject. To quote:

      It is possible that other examples of walking the plank may be found, but the fact remains that it was never the common pirate punishment suggested by so many books, films, and comic strips.

  • As an environmentalist and Pastafarian concerned about global warming, I appreciated the section on the three "arr"s.

    - RG>
  • They could get some serious publicity if they had Captain Jack himself on board.
  • Over the past dozen years, Roger Mcguinn has been recording folk songs for free download at his Folk Den. [] Amongst those songs, me hearties, is a version of "John B's Sails" [] sung by Roger and a couple of his Rock Bottom Reminder [] buddies -- Dave Barry [] and Ridley Pearson []. (They wrote "Peter and the Starcatchers" [] for younger pirate fans).

    Many more Seafaring songs on the site for your pleasure. []

  • by Anonymous Coward
    Because they arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!.............

  • Aharrgh! These scrolls do be precious learnin' lore for all scurvy pirates in the oarless oceans of Eve Online []. It takes more than just saying "yarrr" once a week lads!
  • I found it ta be a bits of the funny, when upon clicking on yar links in that thar newspost and saw that each page was sellin pirate stuffs. Can't we be havin a bit of the no-booty holidays a bit more?
  • It is a big deal on Distributed Proofreaders also. Go ahead, check them out. I discovered them due to slash dot

    peace mark

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