Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hoist the colors! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy mates! Today be one of my favorite days of the year. International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Huzzah!!! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this auspicious day, I am wearing a red pirate cap and eye patch, and because some of my co-workers were unawares of the day, I brought in some extra eye patches. Arrr…

For ye landlubbers who be unfamiliar with this illustrious day, please improve yer knowledge by browsing through yon website: The site describes all the details of Talk Like a Pirate Day’s creation and history. Also, if yer unable to find the right words to speak, the site includes a dictionary of basic pirate language, as well as a translator for yer trickier phrases. Be kind to the Cap’n who directs the site. He be real busy today, and the site is workin’ a bit slower ‘n usual.

Now that the holiday has been enacted for numerous years, people all over the globe are getting into the spirit. For example, if you wear an eye patch into Krispy Kreme, you get to have a free doughnut. Arrrggg… that do sound delightful. There be much more booty to find today, and you can look for hidden treasures using the world map on the afore mentioned website.

Even Facebook has embraced the pirate culture! Seriously, ye can change the default language that yer Facebook account uses to English (Pirate). Here’s how:
  • Click the down arrow on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select Account Settings.
  • In General, next to Language, click Edit.
  • In the drop-down list, select English (Pirate).

That be all the time I have for ye today. May yer sails be filled with a strong wind, and may the rum never run dry! Happy International Speak Like A Pirate Day!!

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