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Arrrr. (That's also "art," in French.)

Language geeks observing Talk Like A Pirate Day will appreciate today's Language Log entry. It involves a pirate keyboard photo, an amusing misunderstanding of the phrase "Arrr," and the linguistic question, "Where does this idea that pirates say 'Arr' come from, anyway?"

After all, if we consult Johnny Depp, pirates talk like drunken rock stars. Which doesn't seem entirely unlikely.


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Sep. 19th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Palloolay! Pollu...pallar...paah...parsnip, parsley...
Sep. 19th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
oh, CRAP! I mean... Blimey?

I totally forgot. Thanks for reminding us all scurvy dogs.

Sep. 20th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Sailors of the last century (and before, methinks) routinely used the phrase "Hardy-harr-har!" to express and connect. Assume the rough breathing (ha--) elides and rrr!

Sep. 22nd, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
I could buy that. Wonder if it entered the general public consciousness through movies or what exactly, though...
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