I heard about a conversation goes like

A: In this stage I can only go R (right), which makes a?
B: Conservative?
A: A pirate.
B: Oh, that makes more sense.

I understand that conservative is also referred to as the right wing. But I don't get the pirate punch.

  • I'm really glad you found my answer helpful, but you might want to wait a while before selecting an answer. This post on meta explains some reasons why: meta.ell.stackexchange.com/q/1307/9161 – ColleenV Jul 23 '16 at 20:59
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    @ColleenV thanks for reminding, just I feel that this looks like the answer I'm looking for. :) – dontloo Jul 24 '16 at 6:47

One of the ways people talk like a pirate is to use the exclamation "Arrr!", which is pronounced the same way the letter R is pronounced.

There is an interesting article, Arrr, Matey! The Origins of the Pirate Accent, that theorizes the popular "pirate accent" is crude imitation of the slightly similar West Country English. It is just a theory, but I thought it was interesting.

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