PIRATE personas are limited to saying one syllable in a funny voice, it has been confirmed.
Invitees to ‘Jamie’s 30th Pirate Party’ described how they struggled to create any real depth in their swashbuckling alter egos.
Guest Tom Logan said: “Considering how every outing and social event these days is pirate-themed, I wanted to have a good stab at this.
“I even did a preparatory brainstorm, using a whiteboard to write down words like ‘booty’, ’treasure’ and ‘muskets’. Really trying to get under the skin of the pirate as it were, thinking about what drives him to sail his ship around.
“However in practice this all boiled down to saying ‘Aaar’ and ‘Aahaar’.”
Fellow pirate party attendee Nikki Hollis said: “At first it was really fun waving our plastic cutlasses around. That lasted about half an hour.
“I don’t know what else pirates do apart from steal things and murder people, both of which are socially unacceptable.
“By 10pm everyone was saying ‘Aaar’ really unenthusiastically. It had become more like a mutual groan.”