Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

From the International Talk Like A Pirate Day website:
"Why is this day different from all others?

Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Make no mistake. We do. But it's a little hard to articulate why, especially when you've made the mistake of referring to your wife as a scurvy bilge rat and tried to order her back into the galley.

Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple."
For those who feel a little whimsical, today in the annual Talk Like A Pirate day, celebrated on September 19th. The idea was cooked up in 1995 by some men playing racquetball, who started calling out encouragements to each other in pirate slang. In 2002 Dave Barry caught wind of it and since then it has taken on a life of its own. It certainly is a fun way to spend a day at work.

The page I linked to has a pirate dictionary and a sampling of pirate pick-up lines, most of which I would not repeat here.

Anyway, it's down to the server room -- I mean the bilge -- to swab the decks. Otherwise I'll be walkin' the plank. Arrrrrr.

This is Graybeard, downing the rest of his grog* and moving right smartly to his duties.
* well, not exactly... It does sound better than "shade-grown Guatemala coffee."

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