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This topic is for discussing piratical matters inspired by, if not directly related to, Robert Newton's influential performances as Long John Silver and Blackbeard.

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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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Welcome, Beatlez! Did you pass the "test"? emoticon Glad you could join us. Why not introduce yourself? In fact, it would be nice if everyone did, hint hint. (Under "Introductions" in the "Administration" forum.) Thanks!

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"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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Ahoy, Mates!
Do any man jack of 'e be 'avin' a favorite piratical sayin' or phrase from our own Capn' Silver (or Capn' Blackbeard, for that matter!), such as "Shiver me timbers", or "White-livered scum"....?
 

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How about: 'Smart as paint' (Silver to Jim Hawkins-that can't really be too smart, can it?) emoticon
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I've never gotten what that means.
My favorite is "Aye", because my mom will ask me something and if the answer is yes all just be like "aye", it's easier to say! lol
Takes less effort to say! haha
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Aye! It is easier to say. Which is probably how 'Arrr' got started, wouldn't you say? Mr. Newton was probably really saying 'yesssss' when he said 'arrrr'. Right? emoticon
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maybe emoticon
but you can say Aye just by exhaling a breath. Try it! emoticon
I'm just lazy, no whatever takes less! lol
haha, no I'm not really lazy, I'm just a good actress!
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quote:

SMG01 wrote:

How about: 'Smart as paint' (Silver to Jim Hawkins-that can't really be too smart, can it?) emoticon



A new coat of paint will make a room (or a ship, or whatever) look "smart", i.e. look much nicer. emoticon

At least that is the way I have always understood the phrase. Not nearly as mysterious to me as coffee or ice cream, etc. being called "rich". How can coffee or ice cream own MONEY? emoticon

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Aye! It is easier to say. Which is probably how 'Arrr' got started, wouldn't you say? Mr. Newton was probably really saying 'yesssss' when he said 'arrrr'. Right? emoticon



Arrrr, exactly. As I wrote in the article, "arr" is a regional variation on "aye" or "yeah."

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"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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