Skull and bones

Sometimes I can not resist (grabbed from Savannah aka Captain Charity Flint (!)) … so there:


    My pirate name is:


    Mad William Vane   


    Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that’s okay, because it’s much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way.    Arr!

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“Disembowel” … rraus mit den Kaldaunen von der Guggel bis zur Katsche – HA!


25 thoughts on “Skull and bones

  1. Something like this, xl? I do not know abot these actions. As a pirate I would have a rrrolling “r”, use a sharp “s” and hard “t”s on any occasion. I do not believe that many people still recognize the word “Kaldaunen” which means innards; a “Guggel” is also known as “Gugel”, a piece of clothing (see here), and “Katsche” is a murky word of Rotwelsch-jiddisch origins, somewhere in the field between “katzow”, the butcher, and “katschen”, to wear something.

    Sometimes I think working as Halsabschneider wouldn’t be the worst …

  2. “abot” should be “about”. And all these hard pronounciations are totally different from the melodious and well-nigh anglian Franconian language.
    As Herder stated, German is “Englisch”, the language the angels speak, because it is close to the origin of any speech of mankind.

    So besides, Eve’s first words would have been something like “Ochgih’mirdochfott!”

  3. I am confused about Franconian vs German.

    Looking at the wiki on German dialects. Which Franconian are you speaking — High, Lorraine, Moselle, Rhine, or what?

    Oh Hai Savannah!

  4. I am the Dread Pirate Roberts.

    So besides, Eve’s first words would have been something like “Ochgih’mirdochfott!”

    Do I want to know what Eve had down her throat when she said that? I guess that’s why Adam thought Eden was a paradise.

  5. Savannah
    It’s a pleasure to see Captain Charity Flint aboard this humble nutshell. 🙂

    It’s East Franconian. On the map you can see here its “West Unterfränkisch”. The language I learned as a child is “Itzgründisch”: It is Franconian, but with a different “melody”, very short sounds and pretty tough compared to the more soft “Mainfränkisch” people do speak here. Franconian languages did come here with the Franconians obviously in the “Fränkische Landnahme”, franconian immigration; this took place to the end of the “Völkerwanderung”, the big migrations after the end of the Roman Empire. These early Franconians came from the West following the rivers. What today is known as Franken – the northern part of Bavaria – is historically called “franconia orientalis”, Eastern Franconia.
    And every goddam village has its own dialect. It difers significantly from Bavarian and Suebian.

  6. Twas fun! Haven’t done one of these silly things in awhile. I am apparently:

    Dread Pirate Flint

    Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!


  7. MJ
    No innocent cactus were violated for this post!

    Its all about regional differences. There was never a real, all-dominating center.

    Hello Dread P. Flint, what a pleasure – you should meet Dread P. Rogers. I hope all is well on the Flint-mothership?!

  8. Your pirate name is:
    Mad Morgan Rackham

    Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

  9. Yes, Rackhams and Flints … 🙂

    My congratulations to you, Leni! Does there exist something like a “Tofl” for German? I hope your health improves and you have no paine.
    Franconian questions? MAybe later, you know we change everything (b, p, t, d), the syntax, and there is always the mysthical word “fei”, das trennt die Spreu vom Weizen …

  10. Oh yea, mine’s

    Red Bonney

    Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate’s life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

    I think I’ll keep it. 🙂

  11. Bitching and moaning? Why should you do that? Hey, it’s an adventure! Is a cabin boy something like a steward? Yessir Bensonmam at your feed and command!

    “Adventure” is one word for it. I have several others, a bit more descriptive and adjectival takes on certain four-letter words.

    Yep, a cabin boy is like a steward. And I have no plans to roger Roger the Cabin Boy. Going by ship must have been easier than by plane; no layovers, fresh air, and you probably got to take more than one bag without paying for it. Too bad the Titanic isn’t making a return trip to Belfast, huh?

    It’s funny; I couldn’t be arsed doing the Pirate Quiz so I just said “Dread Pirate Roberts” not knowing that was one of the actual choices. I did the quiz right now and ended up with “Bloody Mary Flint,” I quite like that.

  12. Bloody Mary Flint – of the Flints of Blood Island?
    The Titanic is unsinkable – that’s stated in the prospect! And one can always jump a nice container steamer or a frightliner, you even get a hammock and a warm dinner. There are no pirates in the Northern Seas and the German submarines have stopped operations, at least officially.

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