You know what I love? [besides an excuse for a johnny depp pic?]
I love when
wasting time surfing the internet reading an article on something totally unrelated to anything I’m writing about turns into Johnny Depp info I desperately need for my writing!
This is why anything you read, anything you watch, anything you hear, is research. You never know where inspiration will come from. You never know where material will come from.
You never know.
So when i09 set out to debunk everything we know about pirate talk and instead gave me new info on how the people of the West Country spoke, I danced a hornpipe.
Newton based his pirate talk in the film on the dialect of his native West Country in southwestern England, which just happened to be where Long John Silver hailed from in the Treasure Island novel.
In the English West Country during early 20th century, “‘arr’ was an affirmation, not unlike the Canadian ‘eh,’ and maritime expressions were a part of everyday speech,” [Woodard] said.
West Country! Cornwall! Yay!
And more where that came from.
And just for fun… Bugger! I tried to post a youtube hornpipe but it wouldn’t post. Oh well, click here to see it.
And to bring this full circle, more Johnny Depp as a pirate (you’ll have to imagine the hornpipe).