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2009-09-18, 15:45 #1
<font face="Comic Sans MS">Sam Barrett, CACI </font face=comic>
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2009-09-18, 19:05 #2
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aarrr!!!John (Unreconstructed Jacobite)
2009-09-19, 03:59 #3
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[quote name='TriGramps' post='793930' date='18-Sep-2009 20:45']Avast, me mateys! You'll not be forgetting that tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. You'll not want to forget it and have to walk the plank like the rest of the scurvy dogs. And, of course, you'll be wanting to read Dave Barry's Column about it. Have fun! --First Mate Sam[/quote]
UK persons may well remember a classic sketch on a BBC Radio comedy programme "The Million Pound Radio Show" in which the pirates threatened to mutiny unless the captain granted them a Training Day. Here's a sample:
First Mate: We wants... a Trainin' Day!
Captain: A Trainin' Day?
First Mate: Aye, a trainin' day, so all us old sea dogs can sit us down, pool experience, compare work methods, and prioritise objectives, damnyoureyes!
Captain: Prioritise objectives!?
Crewman: Aye, and improve our communication skills!
First Mate: That's right! There's not a man on this ship as knows how to use any tense apart from the present.
Captain: That's 'cause you're PIRATES! And ever since pirates... begins... pirates only ever speaks in the present tense. First man on this ship as uses the paarhst or ploo-purfect tense, DIES where he stands!
Crewman: He wouldn't dare!
Captain: OR a conditional! And the next one as mentions trainin' days, is keelhauled, dragged beneath the ship till the barnacles rip open his belly and death comes as a merciful blessing. Ha-ha-har...
Crewman #2: Well, that's no way to motivate people is it? Threaten to rip open the bellies of your staff, call that man-management?
First Mate (in Welsh voice): Well, he's no real managerial groundin' see? He was a plain midshipman originally! He should go on a course or something.
Subsequent to this, I suspect, someone called Charlotte Oliver wrote a song called "Pirates' Training Day" (the link on that page downloads a one-page RTF).
Yee-Har! (have I got that wrong?)BATcher
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