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1,219 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by kyry

Do you think pirates really used to go `Arrrrrrrrrrr!` and `Me hearrrrties!` and whatnot?


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17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 3:49:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure.. they weren't educated.. who really knows
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 4:39:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
What, the uneducated say "Arrrrr!"?
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 4:44:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah? Don't you ever go down the council estates Kyry? They're all there singing shanties and drinking rum and saying 'Avast!'.

I love this question.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:08:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I guess. Most pirates were uneducated navy officers who went bad. Slang was different then, I suppose it's a possibilty.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:10:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course they did. Don't spoil the ideal!
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:16:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
ther was such things as pirates??????????
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:19:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hollywood distorts it.
And yes, piracy did exist.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:34:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I heard that piracy has gone up 400% in the last year.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 8:42:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Incidentally, what's Hollywood got to do with it?
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 10:24:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they did. I am 12th generation pirate and always say "arrrr" and "avast" and "land-lubber" and "walk the plank" and "supercalifragilisticexpiallodcious ".
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 10:25:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dunno...but that whole "arrrrr" thing is pretty annoying. Grow up, people.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 11:55:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Arrr, I be downloadin' MP3's I be, ye scurvy dogs.
Avast!


17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 6:41:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
^Hahahah.

Who knows what they said? They probably said "ARRRRR" a lot when they were raping various ladies in various places.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 6:46:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
piffle and boo ha to what you say, most of queen elizabeths fleet were pirates, raileigh, drake etc all pirates, did they all go ARR? and AVAST etc, no course not,
did they speak in a cornish accent like a special ed Sam-esque kind of character, well again, based on Raileigh and Drake, they were both from cornwall.

the fact is Farmers do say "aaargh" and all sorts of strange lingo, so you will just find its something that comes from the region as opposed to being appended to any kind of occupation.

"uneducated navy officers who went bad" pfffffffffffffffffffffft

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 11:36:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
HAHAHA THAT IS SUCH A GREAT QUETSION!
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 2/1/04 - 11:39:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
GOD DAMN THEM ALL!
i was told we'd cruise the sea's for american gold!
we'd fire no guns, shed no tears;
Now i'm a broken man on a halifax pier,
the last of Barret's privateers.

not sure of the relevance, just love that song/poem.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 2/2/04 - 12:46:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on where they were from.
17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 2:33:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
They did have their own 'slang' and codes in their speak, which varied from region to region and pirates to pirates. So yes, in a sense, some of them may have said similar things.
17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 2:34:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
i wonder what the word were based on--must have been something close.
17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 2:37:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think they did, the stereotype didn't come out of nowhere.
17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 3:26:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
absolutly i happen to have met a pirate and that was the first thing he said to me!!
17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 4:22:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
well, i figure pirates just used all the oddball slang of their time period. so saying "arr matey, shiver me timbers!" was just a different way of saing "yo dawg, off da heezy fo sheezy!"

know what i mean?

17 yrs ago - Monday 2/9/04 - 4:26:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
There's load of naval phrases in English:

Three square meals.
You scratch my back.
Between the devil and the deep blue sea.

I could explain, if anyone still has the will to live.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 3/21/04 - 9:05:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Possibly - maybe because of the Cornish connection (all those smugglers coves)!

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 10:49:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pre schoolers are uneducated and most of them say 'Arrrrrrrrrrr!' and 'Me hearrrrties!'. They don't stop that till about 3rd grade. Lots of College grads still say 'whatnot' too.

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