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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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Pirates have already got it made, in pop culture. But there are 364 other days in a year to talk like someone that you'll never be.

I'd like to nominate Sept. 21st as, "International "Talk Like a Prospector" Day.

"There's gold in them thar hills!"

"Why you dirty claim-jumper!!"

You know; basically, be Yosemite Sam for a day.

Here's some interjectives to throw into your conversations:

1. To dadburn
Function: verb
Definition: to curse
Etymology: "Dad" is a substitute for "God" in turn-of-the-century Southern U.S. vernacular. "Godburn" certainly sounds like Old-Testament-style divine retribution; ie, to curse.
Use it in a sentence: "Dadburned boll weevil done 'et my crop!"

2. To hornswoggle
Function: verb
Definition: To embarrass, disconcert or confuse.
Etymology: Belongs to a group of "fancified" words popular in the 19th century American West, invented to ridicule sophisticates back east. (Funny, it didn't quite work out that way.)
Use it in a sentence: "I'll be hornswoggled!"

3. Sockdolager
Function: noun
Definition: A big finish.
Etymology: A mis-heard, semi-spoonerism of the word "doxologer," a colloquial New England rendering of "doxology," which was a Puritan term for the collective raising of voices in song at the end of a worship service. Thus, a "sockdolager" is something truly exceptional -- the end-all-be-all.
Use it in a sentence: "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, you sockdologisin' old man-trap!"

Fun fact: The above line appears in Tom Taylor's play Our American Cousin, which was performed on the evening of April 14th, 1865 at Ford's Theater. It got a big laugh from the crowd, which John Wilkes Booth used to muffle the sound of the gunshot that assassinated President Lincoln.

4. Consarn
Function: noun
Definition: The whole of something, though often misused as "damn."
Etymology: Unknown, though it pops up in British literature as early as the eighteenth century. An educated guess: it's related to concern, a business establishment or enterprise.
Use it in a quip by 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw: "Put an Englishman into the Garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blarsted consarn!"

5. Dumfungled
Function: adjective
Definition: Used up
Etymology: Also unknown, though it was coined during the Great Neologism Craze of the 1830s, and its common usage didn't survive the turn of the century.
Use it in a sentence: "Ye'd best put that dumfungled hoss out to pasture!"
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I'm looking forward to International Talk Like a Mime Day.
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I vote for
"talk mockney day"

"Gor Blamey Maarie Popains Ayl ave a Styke an kidny prei".
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wmshub wrote:
I'm looking forward to International Talk Like a Mime Day.

I'm preparing the Scorpion pits and the "Learn the Words" sign.

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I, for one, can't wait for Int'l Talk In RAF Banter Day!

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LennyS wrote:
I, for one, can't wait for Int'l Talk In RAF Banter Day!

Standard.
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After how much we've walked like an Egyptian, I think it's high time we got to talk like one.
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"Bizzaro Superman" or GROGnads? You decide whichever is "elegantreacle" for yourself! whistle
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slatersteven wrote:
I vote for
"talk mockney day"

"Gor Blamey Maarie Popains Ayl ave a Styke an kidny prei".
wow ~"Nils Bor Climey'Pidney Skies' & *Spotted Dick* forthwith RUNS unto the WC!"
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GROGnads wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
I vote for
"talk mockney day"

"Gor Blamey Maarie Popains Ayl ave a Styke an kidny prei".
:wow: ~"Nils Bor Climey'Pidney Skies' & *Spotted Dick* forthwith RUNS unto the WC!"
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slatersteven wrote:
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arrrh -"BRUM"'Beat' poet:
"Knights in White SATANdevil employ"
"Genesissy 'Electric'-sheep 'dreams'!"
goo "SINGular AYE know you're OUT, there!"

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I propose that Aprilarrrh 15 herefor andE forthwith be "Post likedevil GROGnads Day"sheep
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GROGnads wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
NAH is Spoited Doik
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:arrrh: -"BRUM"'Beat' poet:
"Knights in White SATAN:devil: employ"
"Genesissy 'Electric'-:sheep: 'dreams'!"
:goo: "SINGular AYE know you're OUT, there!"

Ohh talk like a Brummie day

"I loike a stek an' kidney pie."
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I vote for a Talk Like a Samurai Day. And I mean samurai talk in a clench-your-gut-to-the-point-of-shitting-yourself angry Toshiro Mifune way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpvR2GuHpi8&t=2m23s
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Talk Like a Goldthwait Day
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slatersteven wrote:
Authentic Frontier Gibberish

See also: Gus Chiggins
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slatersteven wrote:
Ohh talk like a Brummie day

"I loike a stek an' kidney pie."
whistle "SING a 'song' of SIKH-pensive sort!"
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GROGnads wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Ohh talk like a Brummie day

"I loike a stek an' kidney pie."
whistle "SING a 'song' of SIKH-pensive sort!"


Talk like a GROGnad day?
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Talk like a robot day - less chance of appearing like you're mocking a class, race or ethnicity, Bleep.
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jdberry wrote:
After how much we've walked like an Egyptian, I think it's high time we got to talk like one.


My hieroglyphic accent isn't so good.
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Reminds me of the time I was serving on a Summer Camp Board of Directors. We were coming up with possible theme days. One suggestion was "Foghorn Leghorn Day"

The rest of the meeting we were "I say...I say.."
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Talk like "Colonel Klink" Day.

Ho-gan!!!
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wmshub wrote:
I'm looking forward to International Talk Like a Mime Day.


Remind me not to step outside whenever that occurs. I don't know if my willpower is that strong.
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