Talk Like Robert Newton Day

If you are interested in the origin of pirate lingo and elocution, Gretchen McCulloch has a good explanation in Slate today in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Look it up at Why Do Pirates Talk Like That?

But here’s a clue and it is both surprising and logical:

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So don’t bother reading through all those tales of larceny on the high seas: the traditional pirate which we once dressed up like for Halloween never said “Argggh.”

And now for something educational …

Never forget: it’s all fiction.

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