Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Get Yer Hands Off My Scuppers and Swab the Deck

Tuesday the 19th of September -- is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So... you know... get yer hands off my scuppers and swab the deck n’ stuff.

In case you’re skeptical, from Wikipedia (not always reliable but, in this case, the best we’ve got):

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by two Americans, John Baur ("Ol' Chum Bucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like pirates. For example, instead of "hello," an observer of this holiday would greet his mates with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The date was selected because it is the birthday of Summers' ex-wife and would consequently be easy for him to remember.

Well, as long as there’s a good reason.

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