Sunday, July 4, 2010

How to talk like a pirate

Tips from the Talk Like a Pirate Day U.K. Headquarters. Just for starters...

Double up on all your adjectives and you'll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of "a big ship", they call it a "great, grand ship!" They never say never, they say "No nay ne'er!"

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pirate translator widget

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PotBS Celebrates Talk Like A Pirate Day In Seattle

Pirates of the Burning Sea has become the official video game of International Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th), and to celebrate they are raiding the coastline of Seattle, causing a right ruckus in the streets, and hanging about the Seattle Aquarium looking swarthy and unkempt.

New Orleans’ PyrateCon 2008 Planners Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Pirate haiku

The Wichita Eagle is celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day by inviting readers to submit piratey haikus. For example:

Listen here, matey
It be five, seven and five
Or ye walk the plank
Click here to submit your own pirate haiku, and to check out their piratespeak quiz.

Reuters UK article about TLAPD

Due to the time difference, Talk Like a Pirate Day starts in the UK before it starts here in the US.

Ahoy there landlubbers -- it's time to talk pirate

September 19 is your once-a-year chance to don an eye patch, sport a ridiculously large hat and keep on saying "Arrrrr.

It all started back in the 1990s as a cult joke between two American friends -- John "Ol Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Capn Slappy" Summers -- but really took off when syndicated columnist Dave Barry got to hear about their surreal festival.

"We tap into that need for whimsy in people's lives," Summers says of the 24-hour celebration of quirkiness when they urge all self-respecting swashbucklers to show "pirattitude."
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