Creative Torbay / Events / Mon 6th Aug 2012 Pirates Needed for Top Secret Mission!!
The English Riviera Geopark GeoTrio Pirates have sent out a call they need YOUR help!
They are planning a top secret mission....
if you can help pull on your eye patch, hoist your parrot on your shouder and get down to Torquay Harbour on Monday 6th August meeting the other pirates outside the Tourist Information Centre at 2.00pm
Pirates of ages are welcome! (pirate animals also welcome)
There will much Arggggggggg 'ing and Pirate talking and the chance to participate in the top secret mission!
See you on Monday ....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggg!
Top Pirate tips.......
Growl - and scowl often. Pirates don't use a cultured, elegant, smooth vocalization - they mutter and growl... A lot
Use pirate lingo. Sounding like a pirate isn't as hard as it seems! There are lots of resources for picking up pirate "lingo," so make use of them (some common terms listed below) in addition to trying to affect a vocal sound. Avoid using modern epithets (swear words). It's much more colorful (and kid-friendly) to use "pirate slang" for those naughty words.
Gesture with your hands frequently. Don't forget that pirates do most of their talking on the deck of a ship - out on the ocean, where wind, waves, and bird calls make it tough to hear. Gesturing often gives you a sense of "being there."
Slur your words together. Saying, "The boys and I were out for a lovely day on the water today" sounds like something you'd overhear at a yacht club, not out on the bounding main! Instead, try, "Me 'n' these here scurvy scallywags drug our sorry keesters out t'th'ship'n'had us a grand great adventuaaarrr! We almost had t'keelhaul Mad Connie f'r gettin inter th' grog behind our backs!" Use contractions whenever possible. Be sure to punctuate often with "Arrrr!"
Embellish at will. A pirate is larger than life, and his or her speech should always reflect this. Don't just say, "We saw a whale off the starboard bow today." Say, "Me'n'th' crew seen a great grand sea beastie, th' mother of all whales, aye!"
Be as loud as humanly possible. Pirates are not shy - stand tall, me hearties, and be counted
Get a stuffed toy parrot and sew feet to right shoulder of a second hand store jacket. This will put you in the mood to adhere to the above mentioned rules and guarantee an abundance of "yers and arghs