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Posted by Richard on September 19, 2011

Well, shiver me timbers, it's Talk Like a Pirate Day! Hit that link and sing along with "Drunken Sailor." Then pour yourself some grog and spend some time exploring the rest of the site.

Q: Why don't pirates like the U.S. Constitution?
A: They preferred the Arrr-ticles of Confederation.

Q: Who is the pirates' favorite poet?
A: Walt Whitman ("Avast similitude interlocks all…")

I'll stop now. 🙂

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2 Responses to “TLAPD!”

  1. Rick Shultz said

    Hey Richard. Cute post and I like pirates. Just thought I might add a tidbit of historical trivia to this.

    The song on the link is referred to as a “sea chanty”. Sea chanties were sung on all ships no just pirate vessels and were used to alleviate the tedium of onboard work and provide a rhythm to make the task easier and more coordinated. The type of chanty sung depended on the task being done at the time. For example the song “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor” was a “capstan chanty” used when a crew was turning a capstan to raise the anchor. The Chorus “Way Hey, and Up She Rises” etc. The crew would some times stamp thier feet hard on the deck when singing the

    words “Way Hey” to stay in rhythm. There were other chanties for different tasks such as “hauling”

    chanties for when a crew was hauling a line to lift cargo or to raise sail. The most famous of these

    being “Farewell Spanish Ladies”. Just thought I’d add a little color maybe. I hope ye likes to be educated! Arrrrrrrr!

  2. rgcombs said

    Cool, Rick, thanks for the info!

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