Sep 19, 2013
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Pirates: A Long, Rugged History
Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, a time in which we honor the unique dialect of criminals and murderers who have terrorized the seven seas for hundreds of years.
To err is Human... To ARRRRR! is Pirate!!! Only three weeks till Talk Like a Pirate Day
Time to dust off the eye patches and pull out the gold earrings. Everybody grab a parrot and bottle of rum its time once more for Talk like a Pirate Day! by Chode I read that pirate talk to a great extent came from Robert Newton who was Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney movie.
Debunking pirate myths
Pirates never made people walk the plank -- that came from Peter Pan . Pirates didn't have treasure maps -- that came from Treasure Island .
Centenary celebrations for St Petroca s school
I once heard St Petroc's described as "a little school at the end of nowhere". This year it marks its centenary and part of the celebrations have involved discovering what became of past pupils, among whom rank a Hollywood film star, hit singer-song writer, three army generals, three British Olympians, two centenarians, a Cornish Bard, and an SAS ... (more)