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Sep. 19th, 2006 09:00 pm
scornedsaint: (Lilly)
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I bring you "Pirate Riddles for Sophisticates" from McSweeney's Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

Q: What's a pirate's favorite aspect of computational linguistics?
A: PARRsing sentences.

Q: What's a pirate's favorite alliance-creating diplomatic agreement from the Second World War?
A: The TripARRRtite Pact.

Q: If a pirate were to recide one of the Olympian odes by Pindar, which one would it be?
A: The XIth Nemean Ode "To ARRRistagoras, the Prytanis of Tenedos, son of ARRRchesilaus"

Q: Whom did the pirate vote for in the Haitian election?
A: ARRRistide.

Q: Wait. Why did they let a pirate vote in the Haitian election?
A: Remember, the nation was taking its first halting steps toward democracy, and balloting procedures were rather chaotic. The pirate just slipped in somehow. Arrr.

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