Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Arrr!! A pirate treasure alert

I forgot that it was Talk Like a Pirate Day yesterday, damn it, but it's never too late to say Arrr!! and some parts of the world are still in yesterday anyway. So! Here we go, me hearties!

In honour of the fact that:
(a) most Australians are descendants of boat people, and
(b) all Australians inhabit a continent stolen by sailors,
here are the opening lines of the Australian Constitution translated into Pirate-speak (with a filter found here**):
WHEREAS the swabs o' New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, 'n' Tasmania, humbly relyin' on the blessin' o' Almighty God, ha' agreed ta unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown o' the United Kingdom o' Great Brit'n 'n' Ireland, and under the Constitution hereby established:

'n' whereas it be expedient ta provide fer the admission into the Commonwealth o' other Australasian Colonies 'n' possessions o' the Queen:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice 'n' consent o' the Lords Spiritual 'n' Temporal, and Commons, in this here treasure Parrliament assembled, 'n' by the authority of the same, as follows: ...
Arrr!! and Yarrr!! et cetera.

**Thanks to this treasure: Those damn immigrants (Pirate version) by dr faustus at The Killfile ("Because sometimes ignoring people isn't enough...")