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PirateGuy wrote:Just recently oi realized that the pirate dialect spoken here sounds a alut loike the way folks speak on a nearby isle, Ocracoke.
We call em tha "Hoi Toiders". Oive met a many of em, and them whats old an what not cannot be understood.
Turns out they think tha accent is a remnant from the old English that was spoken by settlers a few hundred years ago. Whats more the island was known to be a frequent port for Blackbeard, and many residents still claim to be descendants of Blackbeard's crew who settled there.
Oi wanted ye lot ta hear an example of tham talkin.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=1006952
Truly this must be a blessed place in the eyes of FSM and pirates everywhere.
Although no official group had responsibility for the cemetery the cemetery was initially cared for by the local citizens of Ocracoke. Many had loved ones serving in the armed forces and felt kinship and gratitude to the sailors buried there.
Eventually, a lease for the tiny 2,290-square-foot plot was given to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for as long as the land remained a cemetery, and the plot officially became a British cemetery.
Today the United States Coast Guard station at Ocracoke maintains the property. A British flag flies at all times over the graves of those British sailors.
DaveL wrote:Someone here, Griffin Oi thinks, once described Pirate Speak as something derived from Cornwall. C'mon youse Brits, tell us some more about this dastardly dialect.
PirateGuy wrote:Bart be feeling a little ornrey. Starting to practice is dugong call. Sad sad affair.
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