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Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr! [Updated it be!]

FortKnox (169099) writes | about 11 years ago

User Journal 74

September 19th is approaching (Friday), which is Talk like a pirate day. But I want to expand this glorious day.

First, we all need pirate names, which you should add to your .sig on friday, and speak everywhere (at least on slashdot) like a pirate. Feel free to use Johnny Depp or Captain Feathersword (parents will get this one) as an example on how to speak.September 19th is approaching (Friday), which is Talk like a pirate day. But I want to expand this glorious day.

First, we all need pirate names, which you should add to your .sig on friday, and speak everywhere (at least on slashdot) like a pirate. Feel free to use Johnny Depp or Captain Feathersword (parents will get this one) as an example on how to speak.

Avast ye land lubbers! I be:
Iron John Roberts
A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you are that person. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!

I'm guessing that some of you will have the same name, so you may have to improv on your name, some.

Update: Yar! Not only be I scooped, but fer both links I be. Many sorrys to Ethelred Unraed. I hope me men won't be risin up in mutiny for me treachery!

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one eyed blinder (1)

blinder (153117) | about 11 years ago | (#6974997)

heh, one eyed blinder. that'll be my name for the day.

heh i'm gonna be forced to walk the plank for that shit.

Re:one eyed blinder (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6975116)

heh i'm gonna be forced to walk the plank for that shit.

Aye! Ye be takin a long walk off a short plank ta Davey Jones' locker, ye be!
*warming up*

Re:one eyed blinder (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6978545)

Ahoy ye mates! I'm a butt pirate [goatse.cx] !

Arrr! (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | about 11 years ago | (#6975004)

I, of course, will be typing with the pirate keyboard [defectiveyeti.com] ...

Captain Feathersword is hard to do. Not only do you have to do the pirate voice, but you need to get that underlying Austrailian accent in there as well.

Also, people may try to have me committed if pretend to start talking with my pal Wags...

Just like porn names.... (1)

bofkentucky (555107) | about 11 years ago | (#6975005)

Use the your non-used name (typically middle) and the part of the street name you live on (John Toohey, in my case). Of the guys I lived with in college we came up with Milton St. Rene (or Saint), Ben Wyndhurst, and Nick Diamond

Re:Just like porn names.... (1)

bofkentucky (555107) | about 11 years ago | (#6975053)

Of course it came up with Bloody John Vane [fidius.org] on the pirate naming thing, which would be ok if I was in Alt. lifestyle porn, I guess

Re:Just like porn names.... (1)

Otter (3800) | about 11 years ago | (#6975371)

And that gives me -- Ben Wyatt!

Not bad, but I'd like something with a little more history. I can't remember if any of the Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin novels have a pirate. (A Western Hemisphere pirate, to be precise. There are Barbary and East Indies pirates, but that's not quite the effect I want.)

Re:Just like porn names.... (1)

heliocentric (74613) | about 11 years ago | (#6976936)

Middle name? My nephew has 7 middle names. Well, no, I guess it's 6 since the last two both are "last names" according to his parents. I guess he could just pick two of his names and go as thing like:

Irie Dragon
Dragon Spider
Thomas Dragon
Azul Spider
Thomas Bumble
etc...

Argh... I don't know what I'm talking about (1)

ellem (147712) | about 11 years ago | (#6975064)

But I'll join ye!

I go by Irritable Bowels De'Tralfaz (wait is that my Blues name... whatever.)

First answered in (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | about 11 years ago | (#6975104)

Ethelred Unraed's Journal.

He scooped ya, FK.

Anyhow:

Bloody Sam Rackham

Nifty neato etc.etc.etc. How's that coffee tasting after being filtered through your nose? ;)

Re:First answered in (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | about 11 years ago | (#6975335)

Funny, I'm Mad Sam Rackham. Does this mean your crazier than me, or just more violent? :-)

Re:First answered in (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6975812)

So, are you, MT and einstein also named Sam, or is that just coinkidinkly one of the names it spews out if you're named "Percy" or "Bruce"? ;)

Re:First answered in (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | about 11 years ago | (#6977254)

Not a Sam.

Fairly close though.

Re:First answered in (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6977354)

Sammy? Samuel? Mas?

;)

Re:First answered in (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | about 11 years ago | (#6980890)

Klatu Verata Niktu Mahkcar Sumahs Ydoolb.

Re:First answered in (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | about 11 years ago | (#6980860)

Ye be quietin down Em for we friends of Ethelred know yer name be Bloody Shamus Rackham.

and the Pirate name is: (1)

einstein (10761) | about 11 years ago | (#6975145)

Mad Sam Bonney

ok.

Calico Bess Bonney (1)

Some Woman (250267) | about 11 years ago | (#6975232)

That be mine name.

I be... (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | about 11 years ago | (#6975251)

Black Bart. Sorry couldn't take the test, but this was my nickname in High School. ;)

Now that's more fucking like it. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6975317)

"Bloody Sam Flint"

The pirate thing bugs me, but this is a pretty great name. :)

Re:Now that's more fucking like it. (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | about 11 years ago | (#6975486)

I have the strangest sensation I've done this before.

Ahoy! Me name be Bloody Jack Flint. Off with ye land lubbers while I drinks me grog.

Re:Now that's more fucking like it. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6976001)

I have the strangest sensation I've done this before.

That would be the effects of the grog. It'll go away with some sleep and make sure you drink plenty of water.

Arrrrrr! Brothers we 3 be (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | about 11 years ago | (#6976390)

The bloody brothers Flint.

Re:Arrrrrr! Brothers we 3 be (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | about 11 years ago | (#6978987)

Arrrrrrr! Aye, we'll keelhaul this lot of scurvy binge-rats should they be crossin us.

Re:Now that's more fucking like it. (1)

moncyb (456490) | about 11 years ago | (#6978093)

Me thinks Sam T'Butcher be a great pirate name...and if thar be ever a "talk like t'mafia" day, t'name swayst'and fro like a wench's ass too!

Re:Now that's more fucking like it. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6978457)

That's true....I don't need no stinkin' pirate name! I already *got* one! :)

My pirate name... (1)

glh (14273) | about 11 years ago | (#6975532)

would have to be:

"Peg Leg Greg"

That's been a nickname for a while, and it sounds kind of piratey... ok, more of adolescent piratey, but nevertheless.

Also, there is a cool song by the veggie tales called "Pirates who don't do anything". I highly recommend. Here is a link [ultimateveggie.com] to the mp3. Another group called Reliant K did a version, but I can't find the mp3 anywhere.. (it is really cool).

Re:My pirate name... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6975699)

Ugh, my wife bought the 'silly songs with larry' CD, about a year ago and loves playing it for joey. Its been played too much in our house ;-)

Re:My pirate name... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 11 years ago | (#6975783)

The Silly Songs with Larry vid is so funny - what's even funnier is seeing your 2-3 year old walking around laughing, singing "Oh where...is my hairbrush?" :) Good stuff. :)

Re:My pirate name... (1)

KMAPSRULE (639889) | about 11 years ago | (#6976198)

"Oh where...is my hairbrush?"
Ahhh yes , the where is my hairbrush song....My parents Got that CD for one of my little Cousins and amade the mistake of sampling the CD before they wrapped it......After A week of singing "Oh Where....is my $object" My wife threatened to make me sleep on the porch if I didnt stop.

Re:My pirate name... (1)

glh (14273) | about 11 years ago | (#6975866)

Ok, I took the Pirate test and came up with

"Captain Tom Roberts"

Tom sounds kinda lame. I prefer "Dread Pirate Roberts"... has a nice ring to it :)

Re:My pirate name... (1)

bofkentucky (555107) | about 11 years ago | (#6978693)

better than Major Tom, I hate Bowie

Re:My pirate name... (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | about 11 years ago | (#6982085)

I met Reliant K when my roommate was doing the Christian radio show. Nice guys. And I like their version of "pirates..."

My Pirate name (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | about 11 years ago | (#6975664)

Bloody Roger Cash

I like it, Arrrr!!

help!!! (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | about 11 years ago | (#6975698)

Cuthroat Sol, Dragon o'th' Seas? SheDevil Sol?

dunno, not quite right... (i didn't like me pirate name, so y'kin be keeping it or i'll be carvin' it on ye...)Bonnie sol doesn't work, i don' like it, how about, "The Sea Dragon"? or... "arrhh, there be She-Devil Sol, The sea dragon, scourge o' th' tri-state area..." I'd settle for "sharp-edged sol," or even "Bitter Miss Sol" if i had to... i haven't a clue how one goes about this! where's my copy of "Pirate Name Development and Geneaology," by Loose Cannon Schmidt...??

Bethanie, Surak, help me out here??

Re:help!!! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6975978)

Cutthroat Sol, Dragon o'th' Seas be a fine name, lass!

A name like dat surely will bring all the law to demandin a long drop and short stop, it be!

Re:help!!! (1)

KMAPSRULE (639889) | about 11 years ago | (#6976453)

Well,
"The Sea Dragon" sounds more like a ship name than a pirate name so howsabout:

Flaming Sol Bricken Captain of "The Sea Dragon"

I'm Mad Flinty Mitt, the rogue cousin of the Arby's Oven Mitt

Flaming Sol sounds like a health problem (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | about 11 years ago | (#6976829)

and not the kind of health problem that Steel-Toed Sol likes to be... On the other hand, Firebrand Sol has potential... or Fiery Sol. *grin* Fiery Sol might be it, Folks. What do'ye think? Fiery Sol, Brick-bearing scourge of the seas.... Avast, ye! Make way for the Cold-hearted, cutlass-wieldin' captain Sol!! *wild grin* say, this is fun!!!

Re:Flaming Sol sounds like a health problem (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6976877)

Filet of Sol?

*ducks*

into the drink w'ye! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6977733)

that's it, ye scurvy dog! over the rails! i'll see y'keelhauled!!! Nah, i'm kidding. You're not gonna believe this, but nobody'd ever made that joke before. How come nobody's ever made made that joke before? Hm. maybe my memory's more gone than i thought. Well, anyway, that's the first time that i can recall!! I've heard jokes about 'sold out,' 'soul' everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, 'sol'-diers, and fortresses of sol-itude, but never that one. Now, BEFORE we go on a spree of clever puns, just assume that i've heard them all and really WILL make the rest of you walk the plank!!!

er, i didn't mean that to be anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6977768)

that there post be carved into the mast by [expletive deleted] er, whatever me pirate name is! Capt'n Sol, the, er, Fiery Sol the... Oh, hell! Names me after me favourite Pirate, MAD JACK!!!!

How about... (1)

johndiii (229824) | about 11 years ago | (#6981148)

Black Sol, the Claw of Doom.

Just thought I'd throw one in. ;-)

-- Black John Rackham

Re:help!!! (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | about 11 years ago | (#6977081)

I'm thinking purple...

How about,

Cutthroat Barney

Barney o' the Seas

The Sea Barney

Barney'cle Bill

Re:help!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | about 11 years ago | (#6980821)

Howzabout Crusty Sol Crabass? Or Dragon-Breath Sue? Puff the Purple Urchin? (Sounds like a fun euphemism, to me!!)

That's about it for me -- I'm tapped out after having spent an hour thinking of variables for my JE (which I *was* going to post here, but then took mercy on poor FK. You can thank me in dubloons later, FK.) :-)

....Bethanie....

er... i was hoping for something less... icky... (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | about 11 years ago | (#6981228)

But that's oke. I will still give you doubloons. *nod* and prisoners. Definitely prisoners. Surak, you might be the first....

Re:er... i was hoping for something less... icky.. (1)

bethanie (675210) | about 11 years ago | (#6981398)

OK... Here are some more:
Sparkle Annie Stardust

Salty Lola Twinkie
Golden Lustre Fudge
OK. Maybe no more Benadryl for me today... whaddayathink?

....Bethanie....

Re:help!!! (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | about 11 years ago | (#6988545)

I sense another curse phrase:
Sprint can Puff the Purple Urchin if they think I'm going to pay $150 to stop receiving their service!
I don't know about anyone else, but I like the sound of that.

Avast, me name be (1)

bubblegoose (473320) | about 11 years ago | (#6975742)

Dirty Jack Rackham I be, now batten down the hatches me hardies.

Downloading MP3s and copying CDs I'll be swabbie, arrr!

Captain Anne Bonney (1)

daoine (123140) | about 11 years ago | (#6975750)

That doesn't really sound piratey enough. Time to go muck with my answers a bit...

Mad John Vane (1)

Jellybob (597204) | about 11 years ago | (#6975828)

Argh! My name be Mad John Vane.

Arrrrr... (1)

FirstNoel (113932) | about 11 years ago | (#6975862)

I be Bloody Sam Kidd....

on the Pirate ship Esperanto.

Beware:

There be lobsters on the poop deck.

Bloody Sam Kidd

Arrr, matey... (1)

loucura! (247834) | about 11 years ago | (#6976308)

Me be Captain Roger Kidd

Ev'n though thar's no legal rank on a pirate ship, arr, everyone recognizes me're the one in charge. Even though me're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, Yarr, me steadiness and planning make me a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

Dirty Davy Flint be I (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | about 11 years ago | (#6976362)

Your pirate name is:

Dirty Davy Flint

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Re:Dirty Davy Flint be I (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6976414)

lol... the first pirate explanation to make me laugh :-)

Avast ye land lubbers (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | about 11 years ago | (#6977055)

<argh>I be Dirty Roger Kidd, and me pirate vocabulary be serverly limited. Methinks it be all the grog I drink to settle down me firey gut.</argh>

Urrrrrrr (no, no, 'arrrrrrr') (1)

gmhowell (26755) | about 11 years ago | (#6977236)

Mad Roger Read

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!

Pirate names? (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | about 11 years ago | (#6977479)

Uh?

Come on! If "Jaw The Shark" doesn't sound "piratish" to you, nothing will.... Or have you got better suggestions?

I'll take (1)

Pinball Wizard (161942) | about 11 years ago | (#6977672)

Maddog Eugene Poindexter

...er, I'll get back to you.

OK, my real pirate name is... (1)

Pinball Wizard (161942) | about 11 years ago | (#6977732)

I am Iron Morty Flint!

And if, like me, you had trouble picking out a pirate name, just go here [fidius.org] .

Re:OK, my real pirate name is... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6977854)

(the link was in the JE) D'oh! ;-)

Re:OK, my real pirate name is... (1)

Pinball Wizard (161942) | about 11 years ago | (#6980903)

serves me right for glossing over my reading!

How much do pirates pay for earrings?

A buccaneer! Arrrr.

Interesting... (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | about 11 years ago | (#6978010)

Arrrrr! You had best be sayin' me name as Bloody Tom Vane when Friday comes.

Most people here on Slashdot could keep thier own names on talk like a pirate day, but seriously, this sounds hilarious. Maybe it will catch on, or maybe people will just think we are strange.

I think we should ask Taco and company to post all stories in pirate, and all stories about the RIAA and MPAA are automatically approved.

Re:Interesting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6979037)

Ya'll are bloody strange if ya ask me.

Me pirate name duth be. (1)

moncyb (456490) | about 11 years ago | (#6978264)

Arr mateys! Accordin' t't'pirate name quiz, me name be Bloody Mary Kidd.

"Every pirate lives for somethin' different. For some, it's t'open sea. For others (t'masochists), it's t'food. For you, it's definitely t'fightin'. Even though you're not always t'traditional swaggerin' gallant, your steadiness and plannin' make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!"

But, Me thinks Me likes "Bloody Jane o'Seigniorage Semaphore Isle" better.

Red Roger Cash (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | about 11 years ago | (#6978416)

"Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!"

Re:Red Roger Cash (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | about 11 years ago | (#6979251)

No offense to anyone who might be offended, but that sounds like a flaming gay pirate. Queer Eyepatch for the Straight Guy?

Re:Red Roger Cash (1)

robi2106 (464558) | about 11 years ago | (#6980392)

That would be because of selecting Chanille as a favorite texture and lavender for favorite colour.

jason

Re:Red Roger Cash (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | about 11 years ago | (#6982047)

No offense to anyone who might be offended, but that sounds like a flaming gay pirate. Queer Eyepatch for the Straight Guy?
No offense taken here. I want to say, though, just for the record that I'm not gay. I think it's an abomination. The name isn't anything that I would have thought up.

Iron Sam Kidd (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | about 11 years ago | (#6982117)

That supposedly be me. Me name sounds nothing like Sam, however, Arr... So why is everyone a scurvy Sam? Only the land-lubbin' coder who wrote the thing knows, the scoundrel. Arr...

Arr... I won't be anywhere near a computer Friday, so I guess me won't be participating in yer pirate games, me hearties. Avast, batton down the hatches, and I'll write a JE about it later. Now quit bugging me about it before I swabs the deck with your tongue, then makes ye walk the plank.

Mad Tom Kidd (1)

arb (452787) | about 11 years ago | (#6983163)

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr

Avast Ye Scalliwags! (1)

Cliff (4114) | about 11 years ago | (#6984334)

This here be Cyrano the C-Dog, huntin' your shores and defilin' your wimmin!

Be warned that if I catch ya in my sights, I'm comin' for ye.

Ahrrrrrr!

Re:Avast Ye Scalliwags! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | about 11 years ago | (#6985727)

Aye men! Rape the village and pillage the wimmin! Y'ARR!

Wait... reverse that! ;-)


Cliff, how about you change an Ask Slashdot article on friday to be entirely in pirate speech? Just to add some spice in the day?

Re:Avast Ye Scalliwags! (1)

Cliff (4114) | more than 10 years ago | (#7027976)

I typically don't think about doing stuff like that, except on one special day during the year.

So, if you thought the Ask Slashdot's for 4/1 have been bad in the previous years, just WAIT until I apply FK's idea.

Mwooo-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!

Dirty Davy Cash (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | about 11 years ago | (#6985149)

"You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!"
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