Credo's Guide to Talking Like a Pirate

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/15/14 12:00 PM

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Unless you've been spending too much time in Davy Jones' locker, you know that National Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th) is approaching faster than the Black Pearl with a following wind. It's one thing to acknowledge buccaneers' affinity for things like arrr-gyle socks and aye-Phones, it's another to link land-lubbers to scholarly eResources in the process. Earlier this month we gave you posts for the entire month of September, but here are a few more tweet-sized pirate jokes with links to relevant Credo Topic Pages:  

What is a Pirate's favorite element on the periodic table? Arrrr-gon, symbol Ar


What is the pirate's favorite animal phylum? Arrr-thropoda, which of course includes crustaceans

What policy does the pirate community endorse for reducing green house gas emissions?

Carrrrr-bon Tax!


What do pirates do first when they encounter a circle in geometry class?

They solve for RRRRRRRR

Why do Pirates take so long to learn the alphabet?

They spend years at “C”

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!


How do Cartesian Pirates know they exist?

They think therefore they arrrrrrrr

Enjoying Talk Like a Pirate Day? We certainly arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Pirates’ favorite physicist? Planck, of course! Robert Hooke comes in a distant 2nd…

What did the pirate call those plotting against him? Avast Conspiracy!

Images: Pirate Flag.svg, By Oren neu dag (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons,

Ghost Crab.jpg, By Harrison George, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,

Harvard Theatre Collection – Brocolini TCS 1.3651.jpg, By Mora, New York (photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,

Pirate England.jpg,  Livre "The pirate ship 1660-1730", par Angus Konstam et Tony Brian, éditions Osprey, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,

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