It be Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys, and Language Log has th’ history of “arr”. And here’s a free pirate song for ye.

Additional celebrations: Objectin’ like a pirate, scurvy sea doggerel, and a pirate jesus!


  1. John Vidale wrote:

    This morning, my kid was playing scrabble on my cell phone, while we were on the way to campus. She wanted a hint, so I suggested “yar”, which would get her 26 points. Sure enough, it was in the scrabble dictionary, although defined as nimble, not as pirate parlance.

  2. yami wrote:

    Th’ scrabble dictionary be a landlubbin’ bilge-rat, arr.

  3. Sabine wrote:

    Yeah!!!! *claps and laughs*… Ummm. I mean, Arrrrr!!! *Mean pirate look*. Hmmm, I’m looking around for something I can make into an eyepatch.

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