Pirate Speak Basics

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Pirate Speak Basics

Postby Platypus Enthusiast on Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:36 am

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Hey guys. My chapter of the Church is doing pirate speak lessons next week and I was wondering if you dudes had any pointers. Pronunciation, grammar, vocab, it's all good. Thanks and sauce be with you.

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Ahoy wenches and gents. Me pius croo be doin' talkin' lesonz in haf a fortnite an I be wondrin' if ye scurvy dogs had sum advise. Sowndz, werds, sets of structural rules of sentences, it all be well. Thank ye kindly an sauce be with ye. Arrrrr.
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby DavidH on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:40 am

I think you should throw in some nautical expressions such as futtock shrouds, the foretop, the bosun's locker, the lubber's hole, keeping your luff, hauling your wind ....

Also some colourful names: Cap'n Loombucket, Hook-Hand Isambard, Mincing Malachi the Camp Terror ....

And some oaths: Well nadger me looming thrums! Devil take his mizzen whiffle-blocks! Ye be as much use as a chocolate carronade.
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:31 am

An don't be forgettin 'Belay That, Hoist me mizzens, Avast behind' etc etc.
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:55 am

Don't forget to allude in passing to stories of derring do, with which you can later regale your audience (these stories should under no circumstances be either plausible or true).

For example: "Arr, I be reminded o' the time I war shipwrecked off thee coast of Afrrricarrrr, and were saved by elephants...", or to be truly implausible "Arr, this reminds me o' the toime Black Bart bought a round o' drinks...".
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby DavidH on Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:13 am

black bart wrote:An don't be forgettin 'Belay That, Hoist me mizzens, Avast behind' etc etc.


You'd need a vast behind to get a mizzen hoisted up it. :shocked:
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:44 am

Allright ye blaggards...who's idea was it to leave Hook-Hand Isambard and Mincing Malachi the Camp Terror in charge o thee Shyppe's paint scheme!!!!

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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby DavidH on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:47 am

Tweren't Malachi, e were at Cap'n Gordon's hair salon that afternoon. E does a bit of styling for Gay Gordon on Friday afternoons while Gordon does a bit o' pillagin and gets is nails done.
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:24 pm

Yarrrrgh, ^ that be *thee* sallon in Portsmouf, if ye wants a classick French Tippe this fall:
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If yer wantin t'mayke moor ov a fashun statement, trye Gordon's faverit, thee "Jolly Roger":
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby DavidH on Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:03 am

Aarr, Pieces, that be bootifle. Praps ye'd like thee flower arrangin' classes by Mad Dog McKiller - Thoisdy affernoons in the back bar o' the Donkey's Pizzle.
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby black bart on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:34 am

Ye'll be tellin me next that thee 'Donkey's Pizzle' be Portsmouth's first Wine Bar...where will it all end?
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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby tanguerra on Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:20 am

Aaarrrgggh! Sure, 'til end in a drunken riot most loikely Bart!
Aaarrrrgggh!

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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby black bart on Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:28 am

Anuvver Pirate basic be to remember ta set fire to yer hair:

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Re: Pirate Speak Basics

Postby tanguerra on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:38 pm

Arrrrrgh! Cousin Blackie! He wer a charakter an no mistake!
Aaarrrrgggh!

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