Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day
I understand the reason people think 18th-century English pirates said ‘Yarrrrr’ and suchlike is one of the first actors to play pirates in talking films was from Dorset

There are still pirates — the carjackers of the sea — mostly in the South China Sea and in a few other places. I don’t think those Thais, Malays, Chinese and others sound particularly West Country.

Actor Robert Newton of Dorset as Long John Silver in 1950’s Treasure Island

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