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hay guys, me and my buddies are new to steampunk conventions and were planing on going to one as a group this year. we were tossing out ideas for themes and somebody suggested pirates, and the joke was made that we would all talk like stereotypical pirates do.

the question i have is what terms do you think steampunk pirates use, and what other terms do you think we should aquatint ourselves with in general. thanks guys.

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If you get too stereotyped it will look/sound like a spoof,  personally I would avoid "avast me hearties", "Yo ho ho" and "Aargh,"  

But a clockwork parrot on the other hand...

Is that a lego?

Fact: Pirates didn't talk like Hollywood pirates. The whole "pirate accent" became the mainstream stereotype because of Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950). He's actually using a "West Country" accent.

Fact: steampunk sky pirates say things like:

-Viddy well little brothers. Viddy well!
-How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
-I'll make you eat both your own buttocks!

-Betrayin's all part of piratin'. If you don't know that you're not even close to being a pirate, "Prawn of my loins", my foot!
The whole "skypirate accent" became the mainstream when Danny from Outland Armorers put on a dress (Thursday)...not sure of the whole cause and effect there but ...viddy well!

I would have to say only if you hit them hard enough.

Aargh is actually meant to spell aar!, or aaahh!

For period color (and off-color) remarks check out some "sea shanties." Perhaps 'Bell Bottomed Trousers" for a start.


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