September 19th, 2005

Takeshi-trauma-by pear_icons

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.