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Sep 19th 2005

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

That’s right, it’s September 19th!

From the official Talk Like A Pirate web site:

Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Make no mistake. We do. But it’s a little hard to articulate why, especially when you’ve made the mistake of referring to your wife as a scurvy bilge rat and tried to order her back into the galley.

Talking like a pirate is fun. It’s really that simple.

It gives your conversation a swagger, an elán, denied to landlocked lubbers. The best explanation came from a guy at a Cleveland radio station who interviewed us on the 2002 Talk Like a Pirate Day. He told us we were going to be buried by people asking for interviews because it was a “whimsical alternative” to all the serious things that were making the news so depressing.

In other words, silliness is the holiday’s best selling point.

So go ahead and talk like a pirate today…it’s allowed.

4 Responses to “Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!”

  1. doug, i think you are getting a little exclamation point-happy. whenever someone uses too many exclamation points, they make me feel uncomfortable. in your last six posts, i believe, you have used five exclamation points.

    please calm yourself, elaine.

  2. doug

    in your last six posts, i believe, you have used five exclamation points.

    That’s only .83 exclamation points per post.

    Anyways, if the public can excuse your ee cummings obsession, surely they will forgive my exclamation point addiction!!

  3. doug, is really disturbing that you have the talk like a pirate website in your favorites. i wont ask any questions, just please dont bring it up again.

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