Ahoy mateys: Barrel 'O laughs at ye olde Facebook

2009-06-23 00:00

“AVAST! Set yer native tongue ter pillage ye olde Facebook.” Translated, that’s Pirate for “Set your language to Pirate on Facebook”. The language setting, which is adjusted under account settings on the top right-hand side of the website user profile, has had Facebook users in hysterics and is becoming increasingly popular on the social networking website.

The standard “Home - Profile - Friends - Inbox” translates in Pirate to “Home Port - Me - Me Hearties - Bottle o’Messages”, while to “Search” is to “Scour” and to “Log out” is “Abandon Ship”.

To update your status, the normal English tagline “What’s on your mind” is supplemented by “What be troublin ‘ye?” and “Update Status” is “Divvy spoils t’ all ye mateys”. Being poked becomes “Arrr! Ye have been skewered by” and you have 10 friend requests becomes “10 sorry louts think they’re yer mates”.

Browsing photos of yourself is “Spy me portraits” and if you join a group, the update line reads “Th’ scallywag [Name] has set sail wit’ th’ crew o’ [Group Name]”.

The language was implemented in September 2008 and has been received enthusiastically by Facebook mateys.

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