Phrases for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

1. Why is the rum gone? Quare plus rhōmium non est? Forhwȳ is þis rom ȝegān? 2. I’ve got a jar of dirt! Cadum spurcaminis teneō! Ic hæbbe croccan of meoxe! 3. Bring me the horizon! Horizonum mē fer! Bring … Continue reading

Shirt Preview: I Am Overeducated

This idea is not new to T-shirt culture. There’s the famous “Si hoc legere potes, nimium eruditionis habes.” This translates more literally as “If you can read this, you have too much knowledge.” I wanted something shorter and with a … Continue reading

On Þissum Dæȝe of Crīstes Byrde (Festō Natalis Christī)

Mīn dēoran rǣderes, bēoþ ȝē hāle on þissum dæȝe of Crīstes byrde. Bēoþ ȝē ȝesunde innan heallum cyninga ond bliðe mid cynnum. Ȝefēoþ ymb Godes sunu, ūre goldƿine ond þeodcyning, ealdorþeȝn ond ƿinedrihten. Se hlāford of eallum bierhþ ūre sāwlum … Continue reading

On Þissum Dæȝ of Þoncum (Illō Diē Gratiā)

Todæȝ, ic þoncfulu for manigum þingum eom. Ic ne dēadu eom. Sōðe, ic þoncfulu eom. For mīn modore ond fædere. Hīe ealneȝ mē byldaþ, þēah þe ic Ælfisc, dēadan ȝereordu, ond unnytas ealdas þingas leornie. Hīe mīn patrones sindon. For … Continue reading