“Strap On Ye Cutlass, An’ Get Ye Sea Legs On…”

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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 09-19-2014 01:47 PM 1448 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“The scurviest band of blackguards to ever sails before the mast, we be!…” -An Anonymous Pirate

This week’s blog post is not entirely related to woodworking.

Because it is all about my favorite day in September, of course:

International Talk Like A Pirate Day !!

I always prepare for this much-anticipated event with my annual reading of “Treasure Island” and visiting the TLAP sites on the Wonderful World Wide Web.

The week leading up to the ‘big day’ finds me brushing up on my ‘pirate-ese’ while commuting to work, practicing my guttural ‘Ahoys’, and ‘Avasts’, and ‘Aaaaaars’, as well as working on the proper ‘pirate’ grammar, sentence structure, and subtle voice inflections.

Why do I do this?



OK, so this blog post is not entirely devoid of woodworking stuff… I did spend the time drilling, whittling, and shaping a cutlass and a peg leg for fierce and dastardly…...’Cap’n ike’…

-- Ed

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 04:12 PM


-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 06:37 PM

Q – Why are pirates… pirates?

A – Because they just Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#3 posted 09-19-2014 07:06 PM

So if I say, “Shiver me timbers”, is that enough to qualify on a woodworking site?

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#4 posted 09-19-2014 07:55 PM

Aye… and if ye be urgin’ a bilge rat to be a’walkin’ the plank, or if ye be a’ walkin’ the plank ye-self, ye be a woodworker…of sorts.

-- Ed

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