Talk Like A Pirate Day - But Which Pirate?

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Mortgage and Lending with On the Outside Lookin' In

Avast!

Unlike many of ye scoundrels. me and the lads have been a'celebrating "Talk Like A Pirate Day" for three years now.  But what do I gain from it?

Hard to tell.  But this day celebrates one of my favorite characters and seems intent on teaching the language of the "traditional" pirate, not the more celebrated pirates with British accents and gentlemanly ways.

Worst pirate accents?  A list will follow, but my heart belongs to the one and only "real" pirate from Disney's Treasure Island - none other than Long John Silver,  He could drop his H's (remember Jim "Awkins?) like a limey without sounding pretentious or sophisticated.

Now for a few so-so and nasty pirate accents from the movies:

  1. Jack Sparrow- sorry ladies, but the slurred drunken speech is probably accurate, but he has more the mannerisms of a circus carnie than a true pirate.
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts- cool accent for the movie Princess Bride - and easier to understand, but the runt never had a cutlass nor a blunderbuss.  Didn't he cry for his Mommy when tortured?
  3. Errol Flynn - Captain Black.  Can we say "finishing school?"
  4. Captain Hook - Mr Mumbles with a prosthetic hand.  Intimidating as a bag of marshmallows.
  5. Jean LaFitte- The Buccaneer.  Yul Brynner was very cad-like, but he even helped Andrew Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans during the second War of Independence - the War of 1812.  Bah!
  6. Sinbad the Sailor- Douglas Fairbanks.  Scary in a "don't make me come up there" kind of way.  Great athlete, however.
  7. The Crimson Pirate - Burt Lancaster.  Can't obey a skipper who smiles like a toothpaste commercial.  Boo!
  8. Pirate Movie - Gena Davisis the baddie.  Considered one of seafaring's worst movies.  Davey Jones is rolling over in his watery grave.
  9. Captain Feathersword of the Wiggles - scarier than the above lot as he dances AND tickles.  A multi-tasker if there ever was one.
  10. The Pirates of Penzance - well, this wasn't meant to be terrifying, but Kevin Kline and his band sure had a way with the colonial ladies, and any pirate alive (or dead) would have to respect that.

That's it - I'm at a loss for more.  Throw me a few of yours and we'll compare - have a "hearty" day

Comments (6)

Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Art - How nice to see a post from you....I miss your AR posts!  But......Arrrrggghh..... I hate to tell ya, I love Jack Sparrow.  Or should I say Johnny Depp.  Anywho, I am addicted to the Disney trilogy with Capt.Jack.  And I loved that Capt. Jack Sparrow's father is "Keith Richards" from the Rolling Stones.  Excellent choice!

Sep 19, 2008 10:48 AM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

New to you blog but I am told your are quite then comedian. I will be looking forward to mor active rain post to read.

Oct 12, 2008 12:23 AM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Looking forward to following you, thanks to Mike!

Oct 12, 2008 01:09 AM
Matthew Rosov
Amerisave Mortgage Corporation - Laurel, MD
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

Only other pirate I remember is the Disney one of Blackbeard's Ghost.  Don't remember the accent but it couldn't have beed good due to being a Disney movie.

(Yes, Depp rocks as Cap'n Sparrow)

Oct 24, 2008 01:14 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Art,

Hey!  You got hit by Mikespam!  I'm seeing the exact same cut and paste comment around the rain--even on my blog.  I thanked him for spamming me.  Arrgh!  Where's the rum?!

Mike in Tucson

Nov 19, 2008 10:29 PM
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land

EWWW - I feel so DIRTY!  Make it go away...!!

Nov 19, 2008 10:35 PM