A-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-gh!!! Me Maties!

dezcom's picture

Be gettin yar bloody flintlock a loaded fer it be our day lads and lassies! Else thar be plank walkin' ta be done!

ChrisL

HaleyFiege's picture

I'm celebrating by throwing grappling anchors at the tourist party boats in Toronto harbor.

brampitoyo's picture

Only you would remember that it is that day of the year again ;-)

Enjoy a Portland classic!

pattyfab's picture

Hoist ye Jolly Roger! Arrrrr!

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

Si_Daniels's picture

The last slide in my ATypI presentation...

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blank's picture

Oh wow...should I show up at school tomorrow in a Pirate’s outfit and demand booty from the underclassmen?

Hand over yer bootleg fonts, ye scurvy dogs! Captain Kook requires a tribute of luxury!

I can’t believe I just combined pirate jokes with font puns. Thank god I spend ten hours a week at the gym to balance my dork side.

Si_Daniels's picture

>I can’t believe I just combined pirate jokes with font puns.

Indeed, you appear to have made an arrrggghhhssse of yourself ;-)

Hiroshige's picture

Hoist ye Jolly Roger! Arrrrr!

Aye! Bless yer black heart comely wench - rammin' speed it is then! Arrrrr!

Si_Daniels's picture

Flickr

Wonder if The Goog will be celebrating too?

blank's picture

Pay attention comely Starbucks wenches! Captain Kook demands yer best libations!

I am so digging out the pirate costume tomorrow. It’s too bad my Suprnova shirt wore out years ago, that would be a great way to ad another level of pun to the whole thing.

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

fontplayer's picture

Knock, Knock!
-Who's there?
Interrupting Pirate.
-Interru...
Arrrrggghh!

HaleyFiege's picture

Q: What's a pirate's favorite aspect of computational linguistics?
A: PARRRsing sentences.

Q: Of which concept shared by Jungian psychology and Northrop Frye's literary theory are pirates especially fond?
A: ARRRchetype.

Q: Who's a pirate's favorite member of the creative team behind "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould"?
A: Don McKellARRR.

Q: Of all of Richard Harris's many achievements in the performing arts, which is a pirate's favorite?
A: "MacARRRthur PARRRk."

Q: What's a pirate's favorite alliance-creating diplomatic agreement from the Second World War?
A: The TripARRRtite Pact.

Q: Which ancient Greek lyric poet do pirates like the best?
A: PindARRR.

Q: If a pirate were to recite one of the Olympian odes by the aforementioned poet, which one would it be?
A: The XIth Nemean Ode, "To ARRRistagoras, the Prytanis of Tenedos, son of ARRRchesilaus."

Q: If that same pirate were then to recite a 20th-century poem about the nature of poetry, what would it be?
A: "ARRRs Poetica" by ARRRchibald MacLeish.

Q: What if he went on to recite a poem by Sir Walter Scott?
A: "LochinvARRR."

Q: Why does that pirate keep reciting poetry, anyway? Is he some sort of Nancy-boy?
A: Aye, 'tis a Nancy-boy he be. Arrr.

Q: Of the ghosts that appear to Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," which do pirates prefer?
A: Jacob MARRRley.

Q: Can we replace that last one with something about Bob Marley, so we can have an additional gag about RastafARRRianism?
A: No.

Q: Whom did the pirate vote for in the Haitian election?
A: ARRRistide.

Q: Wait. Why did they let a pirate vote in the Haitian election?
A: Remember, the nation was taking its first halting steps toward democracy, and balloting procedures were rather chaotic. The pirate just slipped in somehow. Arrr.

Q: I don't buy it. Pirates care nothing for participating in the electoral process.
A: Look, can we finish this up soon? I'm having those phantom pains in my wooden leg.

Q: A phenomenon first described in the 17th century by which important contributor to the field of amputation surgery?
A: Oh, this is getting ridiculous.

Q: Just say it.
A: Ambroise PARRRé.

Q: You can go now.
A: Arrr. Nancy-boy.

marcox's picture

Beautiful, Haley. Is that your work?

HaleyFiege's picture

Nope. I'm basically a human catalog of any meme related material on the internet.

http://www.826valencia.org/store/

dezcom's picture

LOL!!! Brighurst, the Pirates light reading :-)

ChrisL

pattyfab's picture

Arrrrr but ye must read THIS mateys. Some kid stuck a pirate ship up his arrrrrrrrse! ARRRR!!!!

Si_Daniels's picture

I'm glad I skipped breakfast

pattyfab's picture

Arrrr!!!

I just got a hilarious email from Oceana - contents pasted below:

Ahoy, greetin's,

Batten down the hatches! Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! Shiver me timbers, Talk Like a Pirate Day is today. Aye today, gar. Ye best be on the ready if ye know what's good for you, lest ye be fixin' t' hang from the yardarm by a necktie instead. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

If ye think ye bra'e enough, blood-thirsty enough, black-hearty enough, well bucko, har be a list o' phrases t' be sure your pirate speak is shipshape. Use 'em far and wide, but use 'em wisely. The cap'n keelhauls bilge-suckin' scallywags – ye may find yourself pickin' barnacles from ye starboard knacker for a fortnight, savvy?

Ahoy! – Hello!
A merry yarn – A good story
Booty – Treasure
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailors and pirates to die
Shiver me timbers – I’m scared, my legs be shaking.
Shocked to the very boney – That's surprising.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! – Pull up anchor, let's go sailing.
Yarr. – I agree.
Yarr! – I see your point, and mightily agree.
Yarr? – What did you say?

Whether ye be an old salt or a landlubbin' lass with a gust' for guff, pay note: Today is a day t' make merry and honor the briny deep. So come aboard, ye scur'y dogs, if ye have what it takes to be a pirate for a day. It's by the board for the rest o' ye rapscallions and off t' Da'y Jones' Locker with ye. Gar.

Dead men tell no tales,
Second Mate Nikki “Parrot Got Me Eye” Smythe
Online Editor
Oceana

dezcom's picture

"Rectal impalement by pirate ship: A case report"

Patty, I guess that was follwed by a rousing chorus of "Blow the Man Down" :-)

ChrisL

paul d hunt's picture

talk like a pirate?

who wants to swap some fonts?

>^D

Jackie Frant's picture

I'm sorry, I'm not familar with this particular holiday. Could someone fill me in on its origins and how it is celebrated? Do parades march down 5th Avenue?

dezcom's picture

"It all started back in the 1990s as a cult joke between two American friends - John "Ol Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Capn Slappy" Summers - but took off when syndicated columnist Dave Barry got to hear about their surreal festival.

"We tap into that need for whimsy in people's lives," Mr Summers said of the 24-hour celebration of quirkiness when they urge all self-respecting swashbucklers to show "pirattitude.""

Jackie, Follow Si's link.

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Paul,
How about if we swap some unicode values for names in a few Greek glyphs instead? :-)

ChrisL

Don McCahill's picture

LOL at Paul

eliason's picture

What's a pirate's favorite class of blackletter type?

Si_Daniels's picture

Frakt-arrrgh!

Norbert Florendo's picture


Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
(We came up with these in an effort to interest The Other Dave (Letterman) in TLAPD. His staff liked 'em, but alas, his show was"dark" the week of Sept. 19.) As seen on www.TalkLikeAPirate.com --

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Jackie Frant's picture

Thank you Nobert

I'll now be prepared for tonight! LOL

eliason's picture

No, it's bast-AAAAARGH-da.

Si_Daniels's picture

Q. What did the font pirate use to make the letter B, the infinity symbol and the 3 in his knock-off font?

A. Pieces of Eight!

dezcom's picture

LOL!! Varooom-pah!

ChrisL

fontplayer's picture

4. How’d you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

Now there's a romantic line that paints a lovely picture. What woman wouldn't swoon?

brampitoyo's picture


Q. What did the font pirate use to make the letter B, the infinity symbol and the 3 in his knock-off font?

A. Pieces of Eight!

Lol. So you knew about the song, Sii?

And just so you know, if there happens to be a Talk Like A Klingon or Ninja Day someday, I'll have bands to cover both grounds ;-)

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