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first reading, try again

We had some friends come over for dinner this evening and I tried my first-ever reading of the printed-up version of You Can't Scare a Princess! with their daughter, Ari. She was not convinced by my pirate voices.

In fact, the whole dinner table went quiet and started laughing at me, and I realised my pirate voice is really just a loud and very exaggerated American accent with lots of hard R's. So Ari's dad recommended I listen to a Cornish music group called Fisherman's Friend, and we found this on YouTube. For some reason, this video had Ari and me rolling about, nearly wetting ourselves with laughter. I'm still not quite sure why, but there you go.

Does anyone know how to learn Piratese very quickly? I could use a lesson.



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Jul. 1st, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
loved the video, thanks for sharing! Reminded me of this song :-)
Jul. 2nd, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, that mermaid song is hilarious! Thanks for the link! :D
Jul. 1st, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Blast from the past...
Thanks for the Fishermen's Friends. Reminded me of when my sistr and I used to sing this along with the Clancy Brothers, while doing our homework!
Jul. 2nd, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Blast from the past...
That's funny, we had the same record at my house, and it got a lot of playtime! There's something so amusing about this video, though. I think it's when they pan in on their faces and you can just picture in your head, the guys all getting together to make a 'proper professional video' and shooting the individual bits.
Jul. 1st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ari actually looks pained by your reading abilities! Poor girl.
Jul. 2nd, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, believe me, she was pained! I need to have a bit of practice with this one.
Jul. 2nd, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
...That said, she read it about three more times to herself after I'd quit, so maybe the pirates sound better in her own head.
Jul. 2nd, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Pirate voices are notoriously difficult to get right. They just arrrrrrrrr.

*runs away*
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)

*tries again*


*knits brow in consternation*
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Needs more growl.

Never you mind. You draw 'em, I'll voice 'em.
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I will take you up on that.
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