Thursday, September 18, 2008

Arrrr!

A reader has reminded me that tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's easily my third or fourth favorite holiday of the year. For those of you who don't know how to talk like a pirate, allow me to give you some examples:

A handy term is "avast," which roughly means "hey, check it out."

There's also the ever popular "Aye" which, of course, is a response in the affirmative, usually used to show agreement or acquiescence.

And finally, if you really want to sound like a Pirate, there's the ever-popular "You've got three guys who run balls out right now. It's frustrating. Just frustrating. The whole thing is frustrating . . . I mean, look at this place. It's a ghost town."

Just remember tomorrow that if you're setting sail, don't drink grog, and if you're drinking grog, please, don't set sail.

2 comments:

christopher said...

Dejan Kovacevic is great. I am completely indifferent to the pirates, but read a lot of pirates columns because of him. He holds both players and management accountable, but does so with a deft touch, so he doesn't sound like a columnist with an axe to grind. He also seems to be an optimist (this column excluded); i hope the pirates get good so he can report on something good. He's the anti-grumpy old sportswriter. Arrr.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

Arrighty then.