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 http://www.yarr.org.uk/
There are worse things than being a pirate for the day. Aarrr!