Saturday, August 20, 2005

Well, shiver me timbers...

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum....International 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' is coming up fast -- less than a month to go until 19th September. We live in a world that is often way too serious, so when the opportunity to join a collaborative and well-intentioned day of pleasure and play comes up, we should all grab it!

As the website says:

Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple.

It gives your conversation a swagger, an elán, denied to landlocked lubbers. The best explanation came from a guy at a Cleveland radio station who interviewed us on the 2002 Talk Like a Pirate Day. He told us we were going to be buried by people asking for interviews because it was a "whimsical alternative" to all the serious things that were making the news so depressing.

Pirate HQ in the United Kingdom is at

There are worse things than being a pirate for the day. Aarrr!


Internet Street Philosopher said...

Maybe I'll try the talk like a pirate day, sounds like fun, YAAAR!

Joolz said...

Can we dress up? (As pirates I mean.)

Victoria Carrington said...

Dr. Joolz....absolutely, dressing up will be FUN!! At the least, i will have a pirate flag on my door and may attempt to board passing galleons.

Street Philosopher, i particularly like English subtitle No. 20:
"Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feets on some ass of the giant lizard person". Of course, "I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way" is a classic that could be used in any number of situations!!