Arrr! It Be Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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9 Responses

  1. Mark Behar says:

    Strange… Magnum P.I. looks different with that sword in his hand.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    How come pirate women are never properly attired?

    • Adriane Nash says:

      it probably starts somewhere with them being called 'wench' goes (downhill) from there

      • Elayne Riggs says:

        Ah, but if you go to any RenFaire you'll see "wench" has been more than reclaimed as an empowering word. The late great Leah Adezio was a member of the Wenches' Guild. And for the most part wenches at Faires dress splendidly.

        • Adriane Nash says:

          well the above is a space pirate so all earth bets are off. And renfaire isn't all so historically acurate and I hate when people use it as an example (for anything). If its "renaissance fair" why are folks playing the parts of Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Or wearing lots of chainmail? Or jousting? Pirate wenches = slavegirl Leia

          • Mike Gold says:

            Maybe she feels she is properly attired. She is a space pirate, and this was decades before Firefly. The Jolly Roger probably had sucky HVAC.

          • Elayne Riggs says:

            My favorite RenFaire "cringe" moment is when people say "thank THEE" instead of "thank YE." Leah once told me they were asked to talk a certain way because that's what the tourist-types wanted. Robin and I woudl have fun going there and springing his ACTUAL English accent on the wanna-bes. :)

          • Linda Gold says:

            Actually, medieval scholars have determined that what we think of as "Ye" is actually "the" since what we mistook for the letter "y" actually is a symbol for "th" so, for example, "ye old inn" would be "the old inn" when spoken. So saying thank ye really means thank the not thank thee. As Adriane points out, an awful lot of Renfaire stuff isn't very Renissance or even accurately Medieval.

          • Mike Gold says:

            Or, even, not-creepy.