September 19, 2002
National Talk Like A Pirate Day
Today is National Talk Like A Pirate Day. Too bad we don't have a staff meeting, this could have come in handy.
You can also find out your Pirate Name. Here's mine:
Captain James Rackham
Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!
Today is also my baby brother's 30th birthday. Happy birthday, Michael! Welcome to your fourth decade. Your AARP membership card is in the mail.
And hey, if talking like a pirate isn't enough fun, you can always white-boy rap like a pirate.
You're gonna swing from the gallows if you don't stop the killin'...
You'd better eat all your lemons or else you'll be illin'
Is this a great country or what?
(Thanks to Liz, Katy, and Angelo from the Roundtable list for pointing this out to me.)
UPDATE: Andrew Northrup has an excellent rapper-to-pirate translation table.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 19, 2002 to Websurfing
I did the name thing and found out that I am "Long Jonathan Silverman" ... didn't notice any Jewish questions there. Strange.
Blistering barnacles! Do try to be a bit clearer when you write the treasure map this time. Eagles Cross, indeed.
We be saying Yarr, not Arr on my boat, maties. The only time I be saying Arr is in "Arr, this be me stand". Yarr.
This is FANTASTIC! i had no idea about it. Now i'm gonna talk like a pirate all day! ARR!
mi name was Dread pirate bonney
Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to
make a profit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's
life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!
woot woot, wut a freakin' awesome pirate!!!