Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ahoy, Mateys!

What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Learn the answer from the very fellows who created the day. Or from the esteemed Dave Barry.

So in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLaPD), please let me share some of these exciting links with ya...

First, How do you go about it? Arrrr! (It's just that simple).

Next, perhaps you need to know your pirate name -- seems like a good place to start... for instance...

My pirate name is:

Captain John Rackham

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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Okay, so now ye've gotten yer Pirate Name, now what? Well, obviously, ye be needin' some pirate merchandise! I mean, what be pirates without thar booty [insert yer own joke here, ye bilge rats, ye]. And speakin' of Pirate Booty, it's a tasty snack, ye know.

Now that ye be properly outfitted, I think I should let Capt'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket explain the key to TLaPD.

Those two scoundrels also explain the 5 A's, in a slightly longer video. If ye still haven't gotten the hang of it, they be havin' this nifty translatin' utility.

If ye be wantin' to learn about actual (and fictional) pirates, please check out Davy's Jones' Library... And of course, you need to get the Pirate Guys tome:

And finally, OriginalWebb suggested this happy pirate song.

I be hopin' I made this clear to ye Land Lubbers. Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day.

-- Captain John Rackham

[Ed. Note: The regularly scheduled post on the new Fall TV season will be postponed to tomorrow as a result of this momentous and venerable occasion.]

1 comment:

Jado said...


It be a sad, sorry day when a man don't remember TLaPD.

Ye have me heart-felt apologies, and I pledge t' do better next yeARRR!