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Would you make a good pirate?

Asked by Zen (7743points) April 5th, 2009

Think waterworld, and everyone has to be some kind of pirate. Would you be swabbing the deck, or manning the cannons? Would you be below in the galley, or swashbuckling with the best of ‘em? Do you think Ahab, or Sparrow? Long John Silver, or Mouse-like quiver? Arrrrrr.

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

No.. I’d be a terrible pirate…. i like both my legs.. both my hands.. and I’m not THAT fond of parrots..

Randy's avatar

Shoot yeah! I’d be the best pirate that ever sailed. I’d be a real yellow-belly!

bythebay's avatar

I’d probably be a beer wench, slinging ale for weary pirates or maybe first aid pirate lady, tending to wounds – goodness knows I’d have to find someone to take care of. I’d also be whining constantly about how there’s water everywhere but nowhere to get a good shower. No, I probably wouldn’t make a very good pirate.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’m already a good pirate. I have a nifty set of Black Pearls and a generous pirate sword that makes all the wenches swoon.

RandomMrdan's avatar

yarrrrr bet yar aaarss.

I made this response with the help of the Pirate Keyboard, it supplements my primary keyboard =)

richardhenry's avatar

No. I’m a pussy. I would enjoy the hat though.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Bluefreedom But do you look good in eye liner? ;-)

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Judi's avatar

The Pirate Laws:
A pirate does not ask for directions. He relies only on his gut feeling, a compass, or a treasure map.

Parrots are the preferred pirate companion. Monkeys are an acceptable substitute, unless they fling their feces at people. Then they are an awesome substitute.

When fishing, a pirate uses either a sword, a knife, or his bare hands. Use of a hook is only acceptable in the event the pirate is missing a hand.

Pirates shall always wear boots, except in the case of a peg leg. Then one boot is acceptable. Flip-flops are right out.

Pirates do not cry, except in the case of the loss of a shipload of rum.

When describing the size of a treasure, a pirate is required to exaggerate by at least 130%. Flowers are not treasure under any circumstances, unless said flowers are made out of gold.

A pirate shall never wear lipstick, nail polish, or capri pants. Actually, that kinda goes without saying.

No pirate shall discuss his feelings, unless his feelings include gutting a man from stem to stern and spilling his entrails.

A pirate should always remove his hat in the presence of a bartender.

During a swordfight, swordfighting insults are required. In the event both participants are still alive at the end of the fight, the participant with the superior insults shall be declared the victor.

No pirate shall ever wear a “fanny pack”.

All foods prepared by a pirate must include rum, grog, or beer. Boone’s and other “Wench Punch” is prohibited.

A pirate may never compliment another pirate on the softness of his hands.

No pirate shall wear a bracelet or a necklace, unless it is the tooth or tusk of an animal he killed. If in the presence of cannibals, a necklace is acceptable camouflage, but only if said necklace is made of human toes.

Pirate Law: Dousing oneself in beer is a perfectly acceptable replacement for a shower.

No pirate shall drink Grog out of a glass. Grog is only to be consumed either straight from the barrel, or from a mug heavy enough to to kill a man.

Three-cornered hats, headbands and bandanas are the only acceptable headwear for pirates. Fedoras, bowler derbies, baseball caps, mickey ears, top hats, sombreros, or anything with lace and flowers will be removed from the vessel—head included. A grace period of one minute is allowed for hats looted from a tailory.

A pirate shall never wrap presents. The only thing a pirate gives is a bludgerin’.

Pirate Law: A pirate does not use the word “Fabulous”. Ever.

No pirate shall attend a movie with less than an Arrrr rating.

Only a pirate is capable of killing another pirate. If you are not a pirate (let’s say a ninja) and wish to challenge a pirate, they have a word for that. Corpse.

Pirate Law: “ARRRRRRRRRRR…” is a perfectly acceptable answer to any question.

A pirate does not “go shopping”. Unless by “shopping”, you mean “killing”.

Peglegs must be made of timber or some other suitable wood. Plastic, ceramic, porcelain, or metal peglegs are utterly unnacceptable, simply because it complicates the use of the phrase “shiver me timbers”.

Real pirates have chest hair. If you cannot grow chest hair, you may be a cabin boy.

Under no circumstances is a comb-over an acceptable pirate hairdo.

No pirate may ever change his shirt because it is “wrinkled”. A pirate may only change his shirt if it is completely soaked in blood.

When drinking, Pirates may sing. “Fifteen Men on a Dead Man’s Chest” is preferred. Kelly Clarkson songs are not allowed.

No pirate shall ever drive a minivan, unless he drives the minivan into a tavern, for the purposes of looting barrels of rum from said tavern. Upon completion of this task, the minivan is to be burned. No exceptions.

No matter how hard it is raining, two pirates may never share an umbrella. Pirates do not fear rain.

If circumstances demand a career change, a move into real estate brokerage or tax collection shall be considered a lateral move and said individual may keep their pirate status.

A pirate does not snuggle with an animal, unless he is trying to snap its neck. But I guess that wouldn’t really be “snuggling”.

A pirate may never wear another man’s clothing, unless he first kills that man.

Two pirates must never share a bed or a hammock. It is perfectly acceptable for one pirate to sleep on the floor, or on a pile of treasure.

Pirates do not wear eyeglasses or bifocals unless they are looking at a treasure map, and even then they are allowed only a monacle. Any comments about “Mr. Peanut” while wearing the monacle are prohibited.

When setting out on a voyage, a pirate does not pack a suitcase. He is only to bring what he can carry under his arms, or what his wench can carry on her back.

A pirate does not mow the lawn. Lawns are for landlubbers.

Lifting or removing one’s eyepatch is extremely impolite but is not considered an insult. It’s just kinda gross. Likewise, one should never remove another pirate’s eyepatch, except with a sword to the face.

Pirates never use the words “fresh” or “feelings,” and certainly not together (as in “I have that not-so-fresh feeling”).

A pirate must never visit a tanning salon. If he is not already tan enough from searching for treasure, he hasn’t been searching hard enough.

While creativity is encouraged during any barfight or battle at sea, pirates may only use the following types of sword; falchions, scimitars, rapiers, and particularly long knives. Katanas or any other Ninja sword are strictly forbidden, unless the Pirate rips off a Ninja’s arm and hurls the arm, and attached Katana, as a projectile.

No pirate shall ever sit on a toilet seat, for any reason.

Kidnapping is an acceptable substitute for killing, but only if it is for the purpose of plank walking at a later time.

When swimming, pirates do not dive. They cannonball.

Cannoneers aboard a pirate vessel are not allowed to use hearing protection of any sort. No matter what the OSHA regulations say, if ye can’t stand bleedin’ from the ears, you have no business being a Pirate.

A pirate will never wear a patch that is any other color than black; unless it’s halloween. then they can wear a patch with an eyeball painted on the outside. Polka dots are not permitted under any circumstances.

Female pirates are allowed some exception to rules concerning hygiene and garmentry, but must make up for it by using twice as much profanity.

Hooks are the only acceptable hand substitute. However, they may not have secondary attachments such as screwdrivers, bottle openers, corkscrews, or nail files. These are Pirates we’re talking about, not Inspector Gadget.

A pirate’s diet consists mainly of meat. If at sea, and meat is not available, shoe leather is an acceptable replacement.

Pirate Law: You can’t spell pirate, without “irate”. There’s a reason for that, so don’t even try.

No pirate will ever, ever raise his pinky when drinking any sort of beverage.

Pirate Law: When choosing clothing, even if it looks dirty, or smells dirty, it is clean.

A pirate may ride in a rowboat, if traveling to or from his ship. Use of a Kayak is only permitted if used for cannon target practice.

When drinking rum, the only thing a pirate adds to the rum is more rum.

The official Pirate religion is Pastafarianism.

No pirate shall ever play wiffle ball.

Under no circumstances does a pirate speak with a Ninja, unless he first decapitates that Ninja and uses his head like a sock puppet.

When at the office, answering the telephone with “Arrrrrrr” is perfectly acceptable for pirates. Other acceptable choices are “Avast!”, and “Ahoy Matey!”

A Pirate does not read poetry, unless said poetry is scrawled on the wall of a bathroom.

All women are to be referred to as wenches, with the exception of female Pirates, who can be referred to as “lass”.

Pirates do not clean up, except when gold falls out of a treasure chest.

Spilling rum is not acceptable, except in the act of “pouring some out for dead mateys”.

A pirate may tell any tale of swashbuckling without being called on the details, as long as at least 51% of the story is true.

A pirate may never shave below the neck. Shaving above the neck is allowed, but only if the pirate shaves his entire head. In the presence of cannibals, a mohawk is acceptable.

No pirate may do the arm movements for “YMCA”, or engage in country-western line-dancing.

Pirates do not say “please” or “thank you”. The phrase “Arrr, I’ll probably kill you tomorrow” is an acceptable alternative for “Thank you”.

Should the ship’s bow have a carving of a naked wench, mermaid, or something of the like, crew members should not touch it. Feeling up a wooden statue is unbecoming of a pirate.

Pirates do not “IM”. The only instant message allowed is a sword through the chest.

Dental Hygiene for Pirates is not a priority. Should there be occasion, however, strong rum or salt water can be used as mouthwash. Anything “minty fresh” is strictly forbidden.

Pirates never, ever obey laws. Period. Ironic, I realize.

And finally, How do you know if you are a pirate? You just “Arrrrrrrr”...

Zen's avatar

@RandomMrdan That was so funny – wherever did you find that!!! lol4rl

Zen's avatar

@Judi Good job. Now swab the deck!

Judi's avatar

edited by me.

Mr_M's avatar

If I HAVE to get a hook for one hand make it my left hand. I can’t IMAGINE using toilet paper with a hook.

Judi's avatar

Do pirates get toilet paper?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Yeah, it’s made out of parchment. Kind of ruff, ruff. ;-)

loser's avatar

Aye! Arrrrrrrrg!!!

crisw's avatar

I would make a lousy pirate- I get seasick riding a merry-go-round. But I could stay on shore and train the parrots.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@crisw I’ll help you if you need it. I don’t do water either.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

I always imagined I’d make a better ninja… I’m just sayin

aviona's avatar

I’d get seasick…and I think I’d get tired of being around loud, stinky boys all the time.
So, no, probably not.

3or4monsters's avatar

I like fighting, booze, booty, and the ocean.
I have muscles, lots of energy, and can climb a rope.
Where do I sign up?

fullOFuselessINFO's avatar

i would be the best pirate ever!
i like sailing, swearing, and swords.
i think eyepatches and hooks are cute
guys with beards and earrings are hot
parrots and monkies are a-o-k by me
treasure is superfun… especially when its dabloons

actually… i really dont know why im not already a pirate.

Zen's avatar

@3or4monsters Arrrr, matey. The galleon leaves at dawn!

Zaku's avatar

I’d be a great pirate captain… or more likely, an anti-pirate. I think I’d tend to hunt other pirates and loot them.

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