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Talk like a pirate day 2013
Ahoy and shiver me timbers, today, September 19,2010 is talk like a pirate day. A fun day that began back in June of 1995 during a racquetball game and has become an annual event.
According to the official website:
Ever since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. Maybe you read about us on line.. Maybe you caught one of our radio or TV interviews. Or maybe you just stumbled on to our site while googling around for sites your mother probably wouldn't approve of. Or perhaps you're one of the millions of people from South Africa to the South Pole, from New York to the Pacific Northwest, who've made it your own personal excuse to party like pirates every September 19th (and sometimes for days before and after)!
Talk like a pirate day stands for more than just funny speaking and drinking with wenches, it's also a time to remember the past, the mystery and intrigue of the days of pirates roaming the seas.
The huge ships, the stories from the past. Dress up, brush up on your pirate speak, watch a pirate movie and join in the fun. Arrrr, enjoy your day maties.
Need a quick lesson on how to speak pirate?
Ahoy! - "Hello!"
Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"
Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."
Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."
Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!
Head over to the official Talk Like A Pirate website for a more comprehensive lesson.