Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! You can read more here.

You can also watch the short instructional video, "Talk Like a Pirate Day: The Five A's," or the longer (but more wry) "How to Talk Like a Pirate."

There's also the very useful English-to-Pirate translator.

For instance, here's a few highlights from Bush's latest execrable speech, translated into pirate:

Good evenin'. In t' life o' all free nations, thar come moments that decide t' direction o' a country and reveal t' character o' its people. We be now at such a moment...

One year ago, much o' Diyala province was a sanctuary for al Qaeda and other extremist groups, and its capital o' Baqubah was emergin' as an al Qaeda stronghold. Today, Baqubah be cleared. Diyala province be t' site o' a growin' popular uprisin' against t' extremists. And some local tribes be workin' alongside coalition and Iraqi forces t' clear out t' eneme and reclaim their communities...

Our troops in Iraq be performin' brilliantly. Along with Iraqi forces, they have captured or sent t' Davy Jones' locker involuntarily an average o' more than 1,500 eneme fighters per month since January. Yet ultimately, t' way fore depends on t' ability o' Iraqis t' maintain security gains...

Some say t' gains we be makin' in Iraq come too late. They be mistaken. It be never too late t' deal a blow t' al Qaeda. It be never too late t' advance freedom. And it be never too late to Ahoy! port! our troops in a fight they can win.

A vast improvement.

Now if only Congress would make this scurvy dog walk the plank!

(Arr, that would be the scurvy dog wi' th' hook o'erhead, not th' dog wi' scurvy at th' head of this here post.)

(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)

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