Ahoy Matey and Shiver me Timbers, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Yes indeed, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day; a rather young holiday that is slowly growing its public awareness and gaining more fans every year. Maybe it’s that whole ‘excuse to annoy your co-workers and drink rum’ quality that folks find appealing? Of course, any excuse to drink rum and misbehave has all the earmarks of an instant holiday classic. Adding obscure and barely intelligible speech into the mix is just the the topper. Too bad I don’t happen to own a parrot.
Not sure how to speak appropriately for the occasion? Here is a handy Dictionary of Terms to help you out. Or, if you like, you can just type your modern speech into this handy pirate-speak translator.
Oh, and don’t forget your Pirate Boots. You do want to look the part, correct?
(Translation: Ahoy, and don’t be forgettin’ yer Pirate Boots. You do want t’ look the part, Aye? Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?):
Isabella Fiore ‘Greenland’ boot, $305.00 at Zappos.com:
Kick up yer booted heels and have fun with it. Gar.