Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Arrr! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, the world over, is Talk Like A Pirate Day!

In the U.S.

In the U.K.

Here are a few terms to incorporate into your vocabulary today.

Ahoy! - "Hello!"

Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

Have fun ye salty dogs, arrrrrrr!


rzdesign said...

I'm gonna weer me ARRRRRRRgyle socks today!

lisa said...

ARRRRRRRe ye now?

vanessa said...

Arrrrrgh, belaying pin. Hate when that happens.