Today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, what the self-appointed “Webwench” calls “the 11th straight year celebratin’ public pirattitude around the world.”
If you have no idea how to get started beyond “Ahoy!” — which, let’s face it, we can probably all rock out like a pirate does — this site has some advice about how to get your piratey language on. My favorite words are “Avast!” which essentially means “Hey, check this out!” and “ARRR!!!” which I’m going to call your basic, all-purpose exclamation. My average Monday calls for “ARRRR!!!!” so I’m thinking I can pretend it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day all year long.
If you’d like a little entertainment with your grog — and let’s face it, who doesn’t? — there are many films to choose from that can also help you brush up on your dialect. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite pirates from the big screen, ahoy. Who is your favorite?
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