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Today Is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 287

lucabrasi999 writes "Ahoy! Drink up the Grog, me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Grab yer wenches and stop being a bilge-rat." Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket have even provided a short YouTube video to help those who might be a bit more pirate-speak challenged. Even Google is getting in on the action, those swarthy dogs.

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Harrrr .... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070435)

Can I borrow your CD collection?

Re:Harrrr .... (0, Redundant)

alx5000 (896642) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070477)

Today is international add-a-slash-after-the-file-name day!

More Vodka (in russian: ) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070767)

More vodka the russian (pirate) was there

Noooooo (4, Funny)

ibmjones (52133) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070437)

ARGH!

Re:Noooooo (3, Funny)

shvytejimas (1083291) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070459)

That is not how ARR!!! is spelled..

Re:Noooooo (4, Funny)

NeverVotedBush (1041088) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070507)

What's a pirate's favorite fast food restaurant?

ARRRRRBYS!

Re:Noooooo (4, Funny)

eakerin (633954) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070669)

Twod think it was Arrrrbys! But it's actually Long John Silver's.

Re:Noooooo (4, Funny)

mhall119 (1035984) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071005)

It's actually McDonalds. Seriously, nobody likes Arby's or Long John Silver's. Not even pirates.

Re:Noooooo (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071183)

Seriously? McDonalds? People actually eat that crap?

Re:Noooooo (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071273)

Who be insulting my cookery?

Re:Noooooo (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070673)

What's a pirate's favorite fast food restaurant?

ARRRRRBYS!

Arrr!! Ye'll be walkin' the plank for that one, matey.

If thar be one thing pirates be hatin', it's bad puns! :-P

Cheers, Arrr!!

Re:Noooooo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070753)

What's a pirate's favorite actor?

SKARRRSGARRRD!

Re:Noooooo (1)

pubjames (468013) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070811)

What's a pirates favorite part of the anatomy?

AAARRRRSSSEE!

Re:Noooooo (5, Funny)

achenaar (934663) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071371)

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they arrrrrrr!

Re:Noooooo (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071133)

Why are pirates pirates?

Because they ARRRRR!!!

Yar! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070447)

Yohoho, I not be talking like a Pirate today 'cos I forgot.

Yar, I don't know what I'm doing...

wtf (-1, Flamebait)

tritonman (998572) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070451)

jesus, hasn't this lame fad died yet???

Re:wtf (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070565)

The lame Jesus fad has not died yet, no. I hear it's as strong as ever in your Commanders-in-Chief-to-be too.

Anyway, I'm off to celebrate International Download Like A Pirate Afternoon...

Re:wtf (5, Funny)

R2.0 (532027) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070593)

"jesus, hasn't this lame fad died yet???

No, because it's fun. Go away, killjoy.

Oh, and "Arrr".

Re:wtf (5, Informative)

KGIII (973947) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070751)

Ahoy there me land lubberin' wannabe pirate! Methinks you be needing some help with yer pirate lingo if you be wanting to fit in with the boys on deck. So, here...

http://postlikeapirate.com/translator.php [postlikeapirate.com]

Re:wtf (1)

R2.0 (532027) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071187)

Most excellent link.

So:

"No, because 'tis fun. Be off away, killjoy. Oh, and "Arrr""

Hmmm, loses something in translation.

Re:wtf (1)

TristanGrimaux (841255) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071205)

Awesome!!! I asked a pink teenager to say something and the translation was hilarious: OMG translates to "Shiver me timbers!".

Re:wtf (2, Funny)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070887)

Yarrrrr, I'll never leave you, I'm captain Killjoy
Prepare to be boarded ya landlubber :D

ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (3, Funny)

halfbyte_hosting (891796) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070461)

ARRR, we be havin a time with pirates.

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (2, Funny)

n3tcat (664243) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070773)

im8e .... you know, for those 14 year old pirate girls on yahoo chat. sound it out :P

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070869)

Yar, pirate girls? Girls ain't no pirates. You mean wenches, my lad!

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (4, Funny)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071207)

Thar be no wenches upon these internets!

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (1)

Chthonic Rabbit (1117475) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071235)

It be rather disturbing that 80 year-olds be chatting up young lasses on Yahoo.

Talking like a pirate? (2, Insightful)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070805)

Bittorrent, Kazaa, Gnutella, Usenet, ...

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (3, Funny)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070975)

Arrr, I be circumventing the DRM in order to enrage the RIAA, I am! Aaar!

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (1)

reeeh2000 (1328037) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071107)

Yarr, they be driving me nuts! All ye be raising yur rum to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Re:ARR, time to be talkin' like a pirate (1)

i_liek_turtles (1110703) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071169)

Arrr, today Global Warmin' be keelhauled!

Celebrated in World of Warcraft (5, Interesting)

Huntr (951770) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070493)

You can get an NPC to turn you into a pirate today in WoW. Not sure how long it lasts.

Also celebrated in Guild Wars! (1)

sshuber (1274006) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070521)

arrr! Find ye some bottles o' grog this weekend in Guild Wars! They'll get you drunk me mateys!

Savory Deviate Delight (1)

mfh (56) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070531)

Yarrrrrr [wowhead.com] ! Snack lasts 30 minutes. You also have a slight chance of becoming a ninja.

Re:Savory Deviate Delight (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070621)

Avast ye. But does one gets to become a ninja pirate zombie robot or gets one fer yer cabin mate? I does not think so landlubber. Arr! Fer that ye be needing a free online game called Kingdom of Loathing fer yer geeking needs.

Re:Celebrated in World of Warcraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070629)

They're praying it will calm down millions of angry nerds dealing with obscenely high latency. Yarrr.

Re:Celebrated in World of Warcraft (1)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070653)

You can get an NPC to turn you into a pirate today in WoW. Not sure how long it lasts.

In Eve Online you can be a pirate anytime you bloody well please ;-)

Re:Celebrated in World of Warcraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070857)

join in the fun

Parlay? (2, Funny)

Rinisari (521266) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070501)

What be a pirate's favorite data structure? The Arrrrrrrrreh!

Re:Parlay? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070605)

What be a pirate's favorite packet switching network? The ARRRRRRRpanet.

Re:Parlay? (1)

ifranto (851514) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070719)

Would that be one of them Canadian pirates, matey?

I came to this world with nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070509)

and I'll leave with nothing but love.

Arrr.

Tune into Wheel of Fortune tonight... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070533)

... and watch the System Admin from Florida loose the game horribly because he only chose the letter "AAAARRR!"

Arrrrr..... (5, Funny)

Brad1138 (590148) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070539)

Have ye Given yourself to the Flying Spaghetti Monster yet?

yeah, sorry, 'bout that. (2, Funny)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071201)

I had him over for dinner last night. Ran out of buffalo wings...

He will be remembered for his distinctive garlic flavor and his ability to harmonize with wine from the Minervois region of France.

Just Talk? (0, Offtopic)

Quetzo (753720) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070557)

Today is also trade like a pirate day. Since the administration has just ruled that all the shorts should just hand over money to the longs.

This is the most egregious example of willful market manipulation since 1929. We have ringside seats to the greatest act of sanctioned piracy since the french "blessed" william kidd.

Oh and... Arrrh.

Re:Just Talk? (1)

LibertineR (591918) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070615)

True, regarding Market Manipulation. Say goodbye to Naked Shorts. What kind of country would want to prevent me from selling shares that I don't own anyway? ARRRGH!

Re:Just Talk? (3, Insightful)

Quetzo (753720) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070789)

I have no problem with prosecuing the naked short selling rules. What's at issue is that shorting shares ( naked or otherwise ) has been banned on all financials.

What's incredible is that companies like Sears, Netflix, Capstone have been crying foul for years and wall st laughed and kept shorting them blind while the SEC looked the other way. Here is an example [sec.gov] . The rule was never enforced. Today wall st is in the crosshairs and everyone is running around trying to prevent short sales.

These markets are not orderly. An entrenched well-connected few are pulling every string in sight to protect their interests and we all are going to end up footing the bill when the piper comes calling.

Re:Just Talk? (1)

LibertineR (591918) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070927)

Cant argue with you, its total bullshit. But then, it always was.

Re:Just Talk? (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071083)

Avast ye Matey! We can't be argueing with ye, it be total bullshit. Arr! But then, it always has been lad. Arr!

There, fixed that for ya. ;)

Re:Just Talk? (2, Insightful)

TheLink (130905) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070893)

Not just that, shares you didn't borrow or even steal.

Talk about imaginary property :).

Anyway, it's funny they've only just prevented you from selling shares you don't own, when they:

1) Let people buy houses with practically no money at all - giving them big loans
2) Treat those loans as assets :). Slap a big fat AAA on them or something
3) Lend or borrow more money based on those assets.
4) Repeat and rinse.
5) Wait till the music stops, ask for Gov to bail you out with taxpayer money, say "Everyone was doing it" aka "Industry standard practice" and collect your big fat golden parachute.

I'm sure I missed some steps somewhere, but I think I'm not that far wrong given the way the market has blown up.

To me if private industry is going to get bailed out by public money so often, they should be better regulated and maybe profits more than a certain amount should be siphoned off by the government to a bail out fund.

It's not fair that they get to keep all the money during the good times, and during the bad times even people not involved have to bail them out.

Avast! There be too many pirates around these days.

They should be walking the plank.

Re:Just Talk? (-1, Troll)

Quetzo (753720) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070861)

offtopic??? C'mon mods. really!!!. Can you find a better example of piracy in the current day? What's wrong with pointing out that privateerism is alive and well even in the 21st century.

I mean... avast, haul the quartermast, trim the mainsail, drop your cocks and grab your socks... time to go a-plunderin'.

Also... (1)

i.r.id10t (595143) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070561)

It is also Ferry Porsche's birthday (Porsche 356, not Fernidad the VW guy)

ARG, Bitches! (1)

LibertineR (591918) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070567)

Ye old maties still lookin for an answer to Exchange/SharePoint on the FOSS side of ye vast ocean?

Yeah, I know, I couldn't resist....

Let me have a go... (1)

itsdapead (734413) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070595)

Psst... wanna buy a DVD of The Dark Night*? Only 5 bucks!

(* sic - don't want to get Slashdot DCMAd by a RIAA webcrawler, do we?)

Re:Let me have a go... (3, Funny)

HypotenuseMan (1169475) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070749)

Dammit, this is crab porn! CURSE YOU!

Re:Let me have a go... (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070779)

Is that rated Aaargh?

Re:Let me have a go... (2, Funny)

karbyn-aceous (1204544) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070863)

Ah matey ... Don' ya meen "The D-ARRRRRR-k Knight?

Re:Let me have a go... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070875)

Psst... wanna buy a DVD of The Dark Night*? Only 5 bucks!

(* sic - don't want to get Slashdot DCMAd by a RIAA webcrawler, do we?)

Expensive porn you got there.

Download! (4, Funny)

chord.wav (599850) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070607)

I say we celebrate this day downloading the new Metallica album from Pirate Bay!

Re:Download! (1)

MadMidnightBomber (894759) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071065)

Nothing good can come of that.

Re:Download! (2, Insightful)

santiagoanders (1357681) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071317)

Avast ye! It's talk like a pirate day. So while discussing it is acceptable, really acting like a pirate is extraneous.

Yarrh! Give us your subnets or face the wrath of (1)

networkconsultant (1224452) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070609)

The RBF kraggon!

Some of us are Pirates all year long! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070611)

East Carolina alum! AARRRGGHHHHHH!!! Go Pirates! :)

I know not, maties (1)

Zebedeu (739988) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070617)

I be kind of torn. On the one claw, ninjas be more stilish and sneaky. On the other claw, pirates be more hearty, and on top 'o that, they drink grog.

Lots and lots of it.

Harrrrr!

Re:I know not, maties (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071441)

Pirates are not more hearty, they just say "hearty" a lot more.

The simple and obvious truth is: ninjas win in every category.

The continuance of this debate is just another testament to our human ability to blind ourselves to simple and obvious truths.

I be jokin, ya dirty swabs! (5, Funny)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070619)

Me pirate friend walks into a bar wearin' what you land lubbers call a 'steerin' wheel' on his belt buckle.

"Why you be wearin' that steerin' wheel on yer belt, matey?" the bartender asks.

"Arr, it's fer me wife, she be drivin' me nuts!

---

What's gray and comes in quart? Arr, it be elephants!

Re:I be jokin, ya dirty swabs! (0, Troll)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071081)

Not often does /. make me laugh, but you just managed, congrats :p

And how did you manage to get that account anyway? o_0

ARRR-SUS... (1)

taylorsimpson (1365687) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070625)

At ARRR-SUS, everyday is talk like a pirate day...

New for nerds. (-1, Flamebait)

Daniel Weis (1209058) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070655)

Stuff that matters. Sort of. Kind of. Not really. Not at all.

Hexarrdec'mal Pirate says... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070661)

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

All designed to confuse the ninjas! (3, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070667)

Arghhh, now them ninjas be confused and thinkin' they be surrounded from all sides! A perfect chance for a broadsides against their scurvy headquarters!

Re:All designed to confuse the ninjas! (5, Funny)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070899)

I'm hung over and my co-workers are being extra loud. Why couldn't this be "STFU Like a Ninja Day" instead?

Re:All designed to confuse the ninjas! (1)

lewp (95638) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071149)

Because that's what every other day is. You just didn't know because, well, ninjas aren't very good at publicity.

aaarrrrrr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070691)

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they Aaarrrrrr

Arrrrggh! (1)

borbetomagus (852370) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070763)

Scurry o'er to YouTube to gander at this ole FedEx commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F31P0_kgEic [youtube.com] And don't ye be a parrot's dungbie, ya picaroon!

From the datacenter... (1)

HockeyPuck (141947) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070769)

Q: What type of virtualization do Pirates use?
A: LPARRRRRRS

Q: What type of storage do Pirates use?
A: IBM SHARRRRRRK...

Enough for now, time to get back to doing restores, now if I can only find the right Barrrrrrcode.

Alestorm FTW. (1)

Basje (26968) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070795)

Arrr. Now if only I knew how to put the CD in the playerrrrr with me hook. I begin to underrrrstand why us pirates download of the interrrrnets

You missed the boat - er - ship, "matey" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070801)

This was maybe borderline cool about ten years ago.

Re:You missed the boat - er - ship, "matey" (1)

fprintf (82740) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071167)

2002 was the first Talk Like A Pirate Day. Not sure how it was cool 10 years ago, even borderline. Maybe you just need to relax a little and not worry what is cool or not. Go back to your mom's basement and finish watching Napoleon Dynamite.

Facebook language: English (Pirate) (5, Informative)

daveewart (66895) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070809)

Facebook now be havin' an "English (Pirate)" language option. Yarrr!

No Subject (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070843)

Kaptin K. Rool > Donkey Kong

Google translation effort (1)

mgiuca (1040724) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070905)

Avast me hearties!

Be it just me, or d' Google do a half-britched job o' this translation ... just the front page be all t'were translated. At least fer what me eyes be seein'. Arrrrr!!!

It's not humor (1)

Space_Nerd (255762) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070923)

Its humorrrrrr

FF and pirates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070929)

This should come in handy
"Browse like a pirate" greasemonkey script
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25998

What does a pirate pay to pierce his ears? (2, Funny)

cool_arrow (881921) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070945)

A buccaneer.

Posts like this... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25070973)

Posts like this remind me why I like slashdot more than ARRRRRRRs Technica.

ARRRR WHERE ME TORRENTS?! (1)

Phizzle (1109923) | more than 6 years ago | (#25070985)

Avast, where me ole torrents be? Lest you be a bilge rat, you best be seedin! ARRRR

Homepage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071073)

Yar, what be goin on with the homepage? It be marked up with voting all digg-like.

How did the pirate die? (1, Funny)

BenoitRen (998927) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071109)

He got SARRRRRRRRS.

"There's a thin line between clever and stupid." (2, Funny)

hey! (33014) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071121)

to quote David St. Hubbins.

Likewise, the difference between pirate and prat is "ie".

"Ie" happens to be the country code for "Ireland". So, to talk like a pirate it seems you start by talking like a prat, add a bit of brogue, then mix things up a bit.

Sorry, from Boston, can't participate. (5, Funny)

AgentPhunk (571249) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071181)

We really want to, but our damn accent turns 'Arrgh' into 'Ahhhh'.

LRR (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071315)

Loading Ready Run also has a "Talk like a Pirate" tutorial:
http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/49/how-to-talk-like-a-pirate

We await the whiners (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071397)

Shiver me timbers! Now all we be waitin' for are the cries o' the miserable lot what ain't got a sense o' humor whining on 'bout how they all hates the day. The same wormy landlubbers what have auto-bitchbots to whine-tag Idle stories! We'll keelhaul 'em all! Arr!

Former Google Answers Researchers celebrate this! (1)

ribuck (943217) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071401)

Idle section? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25071415)

This would have been a decent topic for Idle, if only to stop the haters there for once. Or a few minutes anyway.

Why are pirates called pirates (1)

Yacoby (1295064) | more than 6 years ago | (#25071431)

Because they just arrrr
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