Ahoy, me hearties, it’s been a long seven years since Dave Barry talked up Talk Like a Pirate Day to land lubbers in every port in the land. Today is the day when you bilge rats sailin’ around these virtual seas gotta speak up yer pirate talk, and smartly too!
What started as a small pirate band has swollen like a gangrenous foot before the peg’s attached and swept the sea lanes around the world. This year there’s pirates taking over online comics, Twitter, games like World of Warcraft and Second Live, social news site Reddit, even children’s shows (Captain Feathersword, of course!).
If yer not up to talkin’ like a pirate without some aid, there’s some good pirate talk here, and if yer lookin’ for a place to play yer hornpipe, or to join yer fellow talkin’ pirates in dancing to one, check out all the festivities around the world. Aye, and if yer lucky, NEXT year the pirates will party near you if they aren’t this year. Or you can set your sails to the wind for the nearest port and pub and start a party yerself!
So get to it smartly!