Ahoy, me hearties! Time to give ye a heads-up!
Friday September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Blow me down!
That's right, now is the time for all ye scurvy dogs to batten down the hatches. Arrrr!
Avast ye landlubbers...time to lace up your boots, cover up that empty eye socket, and grab your parrot!
As you may have noticed, the main trick to talking like a pirate is to say, "Arrrr!" a lot. In fact, that's all you really need to do. At the end of every sentence, just throw in an "Arrrr!" You can do this at any time. Are you in a staff meeting? "I'll get that information for you by 4 PM, sir. Arrrr!" On the phone with a client? "Can you please hold? Arrrr!" Getting your test results? "Give it to me straight, Doc. Arrrr!"
The beauty of Talk Like a Pirate Day is that anyone can do it! Visit Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket at their site for some advanced lingo, and even get some pickup lines for both pirates and pirate wenches. Click through to the Pirate Links at the Talk Like a Pirate site to get your own pirate name. Mine is Cap'n Evelyn Fancypants. Arrrr!
One of my favorite things about Talk Like a Pirate Day is telling pirate jokes.
What is a pirate's favorite fast food restaurant?
Long John Silver's?
No, matey! Arrrrby's!
What kind of socks does a pirate wear?
What is a pirate's favorite kind of Physics?
Parrrrticle physics! (Thanks, Bucko!)
What does a pirate think happens at the end of time?
One more? Please?
What is a pirate's favorite basketball move?
A jump hook. Arrrr!
Mark your calendars, and don't be hoist by your own petard. Join me on the poop deck and per'aps ye won't be keelhauled.
And remember...dead men tell no tales.