Shivver me timbers!  It’s here!

Today is finally here.  I know you have looked forward to it all year as we have!

Yep, it is finally Talk Like A Pirate Day!

According to its founders, Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, the reason to speak pirate lingo today is “because we’re guys, and because we can.”

Lofty ambitions and misogyny aside, this day caught on like wildfire.  

And why not?  Why should preternaturally handsome actors and amusement park workers have all the fun?  The rest of us should have a day to release our inner sea-dilenquent.

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What may have started as a lark is now an Internet sensation.  Need pirate socks, pirate t-shirts or a pirate patch?  They are available.

For the day, you can ditch your parentally given moniker and adopt a more fearsome tag.  (For example, Pirate Bella the Rum-Swiller–it’s rather catchy).  Websites galore offer tips on everything from how to make a paper hat to pirate-ese translators and dictionaries.

Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen, me fellow scallywags.  Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

One thought on “ARGH!

  1. I wish I had seen this on Talk Like a Pirate Day. It could’ve been fun! If I talked like a pirate today, it would be awkward and require too much explanation. I’ll just hope I can catch the right day next year.

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