Piratical Tom Smith

Piratical Tom Smith

It’s September 19 — Talk Like A Pirate Day!

File 770 is covering this date on the fannish calendar because I discovered Sasquan GoH Tom Smith dedicated a song to the hosts of the Original International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site, a perfect the place to download all your piratical verbiage resources….

Smith’s “Talk Like A Pirate Day” lyrics begin —

Most days are like all of the others,
Go to work, come back home, watch TV,
But, brother, if I had me druthers,
I’d chuck it and head out to sea,

For I dream of the skull and the crossbones,
I dream of the great day to come,
When I dump the mundane for the Old Spanish Main
And trade me computer for rum! ARRR!

T’ me,
Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho,
It’s “Talk Like A Pirate” Day!
When laptops are benches God gave us fer wenches,
And a sail ain’t a low price ta pay!
When timbers are shivered and lillies are livered
And every last buckle is swashed,
We’ll abandon our cars for a shipfull of ARRRs
And pound back the grog till we’re sloshed! Yo ho….

Click to listen to a performance by Tom and a couple of friends — “Talk Like A Pirate Day” [MP3] (recorded live at PenguiCon 2004, with special guests Steve Jackson and Luke Ski).

13 thoughts on “R

  1. A pirate joke we heard at Devil’s Tower on the way home from Sasquan:

    What’s the pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet?

    Jul, vg or gur P, ynqqvr, vg or gur P.

  2. Just once I’d like to spend Pirate Day speaking as a Gilbert and Sullivan character with occaisonal bouts of song and merriment.

    Instead I’m reduced to Who is a pirate’s favorite SFF writer?

    George Arrrr Arrrr MArrrrtin

  3. A pirate’s favorite letter? ‘Tis not R nor even the C. ‘Tis a letter of marque and reprisal, of course!

  4. They’re not so fond of T. Would prefer rum, arrrrrrr.

    Sadly, have no plans for leaving the house today, so will only be able to tell the kitties to avast and heave ho, me hearties.

  5. forget it, the letter I need isn’t supported by wordpress.
    seriously, why is an antenna-Z possible but not an antenna-R?

    But @Lexica is of course correct.

  6. Wore my Bucconeer (1998 Worldcon) souvenir t-shirt today, but didn’t have a chance to arrr at anybody.

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