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Is that Pig Latin, Mr. President?
Blog Guy, I was surprised to see you missed “Talk Like a Pirate Day” this week. It was fun!
You mean like U.S. Presidents would talk if they were pirates?
Yes, if the presidential pirates also spoke in Pig Latin. Welcome to “Presidential Pirate Pig Latin Day.”
I’m going to need to see how this works, Blog Guy.
Look, what’s the most famous presidential quote of the last 200 years?
That’s easy. President George W. Bush. “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”
Exactly. But Pirate George would say, “Ahoy, Brownie, you’re doin’ a heck o’ a job,” which in Pig Latin becomes, “Ahoyway, ownieBray, ou’reyay oinday’ away eckhay oway’ away objay.”
Oooh! Let me try it. Let’s see. President Bill Clinton. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Good one. Pirate Bill would say, “Avast! I did not be havin’ sex with that beauty.”
Right! And in Pig Latin, “Avastway! Iway idday otnay ebay avinhay’ exsay ithway atthay eautybay!” This is fun! Will we do this next year, too?
Nope. Next year is “Presidential Pirates on Novocaine Day.”
Top and left: President Barack Obama speaks with speechwriter Cody Keenan, who is dressed as a pirate for an Oval Office photo shot for use in the President’s speech to the White House Correspondents Association dinner in this handout photo taken in Washington, May 9, 2009 and later released by the White House. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout
Bottom left: Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush looks at Halloween skull decorations at Watson’s Drugstore in Orange, California, September 14, 2000. REUTERS photo