15 September, 2006

Prepare y'self, scurrilous scallywag!

Tuesday the 19th of September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The preceding link has some good starting points, but you might want to consult this site for a better guide that includes some nautical terminology as well. A personal favorite innovation of mine, introduced to me by MIT's Journal of Humor, "Voodoo"*, is the exclamation "Goo!". As in:
Cap'n Juggleharness: Goo! Me peg-leg's caught in this cursed rigging! Don't raise the yardarm
on the mizzen-mast, ye scurvy lubbers!
[ Yardarm is unfortunately raised anyway, taking the good Cap'n with it.]
Cap'n Juggleharness: Waughh!!

Bone up on your lingo. You wouldn't want to be caught with your pantaloons down 'round your ankles.

* In the "Taupebeard" short play from this issue.


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