I missed International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Again. I always miss this made-up Internet bloggy holiday. De-lurking Day has escaped me too, and that’s one I’d love to commemorate because you all are the most reticent bunch.
But I don’t comprehend this fascination with pirate talk. It’s a terrible dialect and a worse accent.
Where is Drawl like the Wind Day? The American Southlands may be home to the more bat-shit crazy of my fellow countrymen, but they talk pretty. Even the crackers.
Or Intone Like Shakespeare Day?
I could get behind that. Seriously. Kenneth Brannagh? Colin Firth? Jane Austen may write narrative that’s thicker than the latest Franzen pseudo-lit tome, but it soothes the ears coming out of the right mouth.
But no, some fool chose pirates. Unless the pirate in question has an underlying accent of note – a Scot or a Brit or even an Aussie – it’s just choking on rrrr’s and that’s French.
- Sunday Stroll Walk the Plank and Talk Like a Pirate (wiredprworks.com)
- ARR! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! (theradula.blogspot.com)
5 thoughts on “A Pirate Kind of Accent”
While “Talk like a Southerner Day” produced no real results, April 23rd is “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”.
Well, at least according to http://www.talklikeshakespeare.org/
Oh, well there you go. Someone did think of these things. Not a surprise. Internet holidays are diverse.
I can’t talk like a pirate, but Southern drawl I can do, y’all.
Well, the Last Saskatchewan Pirate is pretty cool, n’est-ce pas?
Oh, I forgot Captain Tractor. The most awesome pirate song ever!