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Did you know that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Yarrr, it be. If you don’t know how to talk like a pirate, don’t fret me matey, thar be time fer ye.
Mango Languages (to acces go to our Research page and click on the "M"), the online language learning site that is free to SMCL patrons, has a special Mango Pirate course available for a limited time. Belay yer carousin’ and get to plunderin’ the seas of knowledge.
Arr, me hearty! A fine gentleman o’ fortune be ye!
I love pirate jokes. I heard a really great pirate joke once and it inspired me to see how many pirate jokes I could make up. I spent an entire day annoying my co-workers and basically telling about 50 jokes that all had the same exact punchline. If you do anything long enough, and it annoys enough people, it will eventually become hilarious. I don’t really remember any of them, but I’ll make up a few now. It’s really all in the delivery, so please read in your best pirate voices:
Why didn’t the pirate cross the road?
Yarrr, it was too farrrrrrrr.
Where did the pirate get his vegetables?
Yarrr, from the garrrrrrden.
How did the pirate get to work?
Yarrrr, he drove his carrrrrrrr.
Why couldn’t the pirate check-out any books?
Yarrr, he lost his library carrrrrrrd.
What’s the pirate’s favorite thing to do when he’s not at sea?
Yarrrrr, it be to play Farrrrrrrmville. Pirates are on Facebook too you know.
These jokes are not fit to print on a Laffy Taffy wrapper or on a popsicle stick and, believe me, there are no standards for those. Basically, it’s not funny after the first joke, but if you do it death it will become hilarious (at least to yourself). All you need to do is add a “yarrr” and a long “arrrrr” sound and you’re in business.
Tommy M. wonders if pirates find this type of stuff offensive. They should.