International Talk like a Pirate Day!

As to the picture, it captures Wallace Beery as Long John Silver as well as Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins. I mention this in passing because September 19th, this very day, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The iconic word, Arrrr, turns out to be a West Country UK word for yes. It was popularized in the 1934 movie version of Treasure Island. With a parrot upon his shoulder, crying pieces of eight, and a peg leg, Beery brought to life the iconic imagery of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Lobby card for the 1934 film Treasure Island on Wikipedia

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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1 Response to International Talk like a Pirate Day!

  1. David J. Barrus says:

    Thank you, John. Brought this to mind – (Part 1) https://youtu.be/hMFY1cjt2yM and (Part 2)

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