Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ahoy Matey! It's Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  My son's school celebrated by dressing like pirates for the day.  I don't know if the 3-4 year olds will actually be "talking" like pirates, but they sure will look like them!  

So, in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, you will get a short tutorial below from on how to speak Pirate!

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!

And of course you have to listen to Sharky and Bones teach the little ones how to "Talk Like A Pirate!"

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