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posted by [personal profile] owlfish at 11:46pm on 03/01/2013 under ,
Yesterday, walking down Euston Road, I was surprised to see a man juggling fire, even though it was morning. I'm not sure why fire-juggling does not strike me as a morning activity. It seems a thing of afternoons or evenings.

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C. has a question for you: how does one differentiate between pirate and zombie "arr"s?

I postulate that zombie ones have more "gh"s in them.
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posted by [personal profile] bob at 12:04am on 04/01/2013
yes zombies have more "gh"s

 
posted by [identity profile] rhiannon76.livejournal.com at 12:23am on 04/01/2013
I always hear the pirate "arrrr" with a rolled r at the front of the mouth. The zombie one would be more gurgly, in the back of the throat, or what's left of it; I doubt zombies have a lot of dexterity in their tongue tips.
 
posted by [identity profile] makyo.livejournal.com at 12:24am on 04/01/2013
Also, I think they have different intonation: a zombie arr is monotonous while a pirate arr is more definitive: "aaaarrgh... brains..." vs "arr! Jim, lad!"
 
posted by [identity profile] moon-custafer.livejournal.com at 12:25am on 04/01/2013
I imagine the flames would show up better when it's dark out.
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posted by [personal profile] owlfish at 12:32am on 04/01/2013
I remember fondly the one daytime fireworks display I ever attended, because the fireworks were entirely visible, disproving my assumption that it wouldn't work well. It was mid-winter, so the sun wasn't particularly high, but it was still very much daytime then.

So yes, it would stand out more at night - but I noticed the juggler from a good half-a-block away, so it was still distinctive enough to catch my eye during the daytime from a distance.
 
posted by [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com at 03:36am on 04/01/2013
That, and most fire performers are usually still in bed at lunch time. It may be a cause/effect thing.
 
posted by [identity profile] non-trivial.livejournal.com at 02:58pm on 04/01/2013
I always thought of zombie aaaarghs as being more moan-like; with just a hint of an m-sound at the beginning.
 
posted by [identity profile] steer.livejournal.com at 07:02pm on 04/01/2013
If the Arr can be followed by maniacal laughter it is a pirate Arr, if not it is more suitable for a zombie.
 
posted by [identity profile] ext-1421923.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 05/01/2013
Don't ask me, my pirate accent regularly shifts irish. Now I need treasure maps to find my lucky charms.

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