A Word a Day (the lovely people who first drew to my attention the fact that it was Talk like a Pirate Day last week) have some interesting tidbits in this week's newsletter. Among the corniest (but still amusing) pieces of correspondence is this little story:
A few weeks ago we were sailing back into port, threading our way at a leisurely pace downwind through the mooring field, when we came abreast of some highly inebriated folks enjoying the afternoon aboard a safely tethered boat.
“Arrgh!” their leader called out, “We're pirates, ye know!”
“Aye, and so are we,” I replied.
“Arrgh,” he said.
“And do ye know what the eighteenth letter of the pirate alphabet is?” I asked him.
“No,” he hollered back.
“It's ‘Arrgh’, matey, it's ‘Arrgh’,” I bellowed, hoping that we were beyond the range of his guns.
This ergonomic keyboard for pirates also cracked me up.
But by far the best story I heard about pirate talk (which came about as a result of my blog post!) was from Marinka who, upon reading my blog that morning, got her whole Bible study group at COFA to talk like pirates and even read the ESV in pirate-speak!
A way of funding writing in the future: pitch and idea and get people to support it.
Place where you can hire play equipment for parties, etc.
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Unsolicited manuscripts accepted by Pan Macmillan with certain conditions.
Thought Balloon is a group blog in which the writers tackle a new theme every week? month? with one-page scripts. This URL is for their Phonogram ones.