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Entry from September 19, 2017
“How do pirates communicate with each other?"/"With an aye phone.”

A pirate riddle is:

Q: How do pirates communicate with each other?
A: With an aye phone.


An “aye phone” (iPhone) pun has been cited in print since at least 2008. The joke has been printed on images.


Wikipedia: iPhone
iPhone (/ˈaɪfoʊn/ EYE-fohn) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and there have been multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases since.

Straight Dope Message Board
I need pirate jokes!
lobotomyboy63
09-18-2008, 04:08 PM
From http://www.talklikeapirate.com/links.html#translators
[Fabricating here a bit...you work out the details]
How do you know if a pirate is high tech?
He has an aye-phone.

Twitter
Bruce‏
@cheesehed007
What kind of cell phone does a pirate have???  Wait for it .... An “Aye Phone”
8:39 PM - 14 Sep 2009

Twitter
Chris Hunter‏
@cjhunter79
Replying to @Robert_Bailey_
@Robert_Bailey_ what do pirates use to make ransom calls from sea? An aye aye phone
4:53 AM - 20 Jun 2012

Twitter
james welch‏
@redorchidman2
What phone is used by pirates ? An aye aye phone
3:35 AM - 16 Sep 2012

Twitter
Josh Stapley‏
@KingStaples
What kind of phone do pirates have? The Aye!phone
10:48 AM - 20 Mar 2013

Twitter
Kristen Crowley TV‏
@Kristencrowley3
In honor of #NationalRumDay & #NationalTellAJokeDay
How do pirates communicate with each other?
With an Aye phone!
6:41 AM - 16 Aug 2016

Twitter
karenjeanne 😎‏
@purpleiris13
Replying to @pellicott1 @sonniegale and 2 others
Q: How do pirates signal each other? A: With an Aye phone. But aye to aye is always best.
6:29 PM - 14 Sep 2016

Facebook
Cord Blood Registry
September 19, 2016 ·
How do Pirates communicate?...
With an Aye phone, but Aye to Aye is always best!

Sun Herald (Gulfport, MS)
Invading pirates get warm reception in the Bay
BY JUSTIN VICORY

MAY 20, 2017 5:42 PM
(...)
“How do pirates communicate with each other?

With an Aye phone. But aye to aye is always best.”

Twitter
Bar-Z Mobile Dev.‏
@barzmobile
How do pirates communicate with each other? With an Aye phone. 
#TalkLikeAPirateDay #dadjokes
5:07 PM - 19 Sep 2017

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