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My good friend Kelly told me about this “Facebook Secret” and I have to admit it’s hilarious AND I’m going to share it with you (in case you haven’t found it yet)… Facebook has allowed a BETA language called English (Pirate) and it changes quite a bit of the Facebook text from standard English to Pirate “lingo”.
Here are a few of the gems:
- What be troublin’ ye?
- Make yer mark
- This be pleasin’ to me eye
- 4 scallywags be enjoyin’ this
- 1 grog fest sighted from the Crow’s Nest
- Mates Y’might Know
- Shinin’ treasures
- Stash belowdecks
- Thar be more
Here’s the “how to”:
First scroll all of the way down to the bottom of yer “Home Port”.
Find the “Facebook (c) 2009 English (US)” link at the bottom, lower-left corner:
Select English (Pirate) Beta from the popup list and click OKAY!
That’s it! Now ye be a Facebook pirate, Arghh!
Hope you have fun with it… I did.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.