The Somali Pirates have been giving the old, honored profession a bad name lately, and one reason is that they don’t use nifty phrases like these:
What we know of as “Pirate Talk” really started when British actor Robert Newton portrayed Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Newton’s pseudo-Cornish accent became the standard for rougish, salty talk for the past 60 years.
Take the time to say”Thank You” if you see a man or woman in uniform today.
There’s a long line of veterans in my family going all the way back to the U.S. Revolution (on the winning side). My paternal grandfather fought in the Spanish-American War. My dad was on board ship in the Pacific during WWII. I’m a vet, too, and a lucky one at that. I got my DD214 (Discharge Papers) six months before the Gulf of Tonkin resolution passed. I have one nephew who just finished his second tour in Iraq and is now out of the Army and another nephew who is in an Army school learning how to disarm bombs.
One thing I’m grateful for THIS Veteran’s Day is not having to see those disgusting cowards George (putting the W into AWOL) Bush and “Five Deferrment” Dick Cheney laying wreaths at the graves of people who epitomize the phrase that “Freedom Isn’t Free.” Watching them doing that always made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
If you love Sesame Street but don’t like “Bad Words” then resist this video with all your might. For the rest of you who love Sesame Street and “Bad Words” are a part of your everyday vocabulary you might like this: