The amazing talking pirate

In the run-up to Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLaPD), on Thursday the 19th, this Rhymes With Orange cartoon from the 15th:


(#1) PirateTalk + ParrotTalk, with a cartoon reversal of roles

Earlier on this blog:

on 2/25/19 in “Grammar pirate”, with an extended discussion of PirateTalk (and links to TLaPD postings)

on 9/10/14 in “More Bizarro parrots”:


(#2) (with links to other Bizarro parrot cartoons)

Paradoxical animal communication. The parrot clearly understands the question [“Do you talk?”] and responds in English, while denying that it understands.

And, just for its ornamental value, from my 9/27/11 posting “Gayboys going ARRR!”:


(#3) Two cute gayboys out in their black piratical underwear and their pirate hats: “it is, it is a glorious thing / to be a Pirate King!”

No doubt they’re cruising for a clever parrot for a three-way, maintaining a long sea-faring tradition:


(#4) From the NYU Press site on Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean by B. R. Burg (2nd ed., 1995)

As here:


(#5) Cotton (David Bailie) and Jack (Johnny Depp) in Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

One Response to “The amazing talking pirate”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    From Christopher Walker on Facebook:

    Christopher Walker: Rum, sodomy, and the lash, in the famous quote

    A famous quotation from Winston Churchill that I didn’t use in my posting, because there’s now general agreement that Churchill never said this; he certanly never said it in print. From Wikiquote’s list of famous misquotations:

    “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”: Winston Churchill’s personal secretary, Anthony Montague-Browne, said that although Churchill did not say this, he wished he had.

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