Loren Hoskins alter ego is Captain Bogg of the Portland music duo Captain Bogg & Salty, which performs original poop-deck pop music.
Hoskins has a silver tongue when it comes to pirate parlance, which he learned, appropriately enough, from Long John Silver in Treasure Island and from actor Robert Newton who played Silver in Walt Disneys 1950 movie adaptation of the book.
Hoskins claims when people talk like a pirate theyre mimicking Newtons performance which Hoskins calls slightly Welsh, slightly Irish and all gravel.
But he says if youre caught speechless on what to say during Talk Like A Pirate Day, Hoskins says its easy to turn nautical phrases like split the main brace into pirate threats like, Ill split your main brace.
He also says adding the phrases, I will, says I, and you be to the end of any sentence will help you sound more salty.
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