Monday, September 18, 2006

Make ready the main sail, yeh scurvy dogs! Gar!

Tomorrow, September 19, is undoubtedly the most eagerly anticipated holiday of the year - at least by those of us who are only marginally sane. Yes, it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

To fully immerse yourself in the holiday, first you must first learn pirate-speak. Phrases like "Where be m' breeches, yeh bilge rat?" must roll off your tongue. Throw in several "arrrr's" and "ya swabbies" for good measure. If you need more help, look here. You can also see how a pirate would read your blog or website.

Next, you have to get yourself a pirate name. Go here or here. Then get yourself a pirate ship, here.

Finally, if you just can't get your fill of piracy and all things pirate-y, go to the original Talk Like a Pirate Day site.

Oh, and don't forget to indulge in some pirate food (maggoty bread, anyone?) and pirate attire. Remember, it's never too young to start turning your children into scurvy dogs. Here is our now-15 year old son, in his very first pirate gear.

I look forward to hearing about the festivities in your house. Er, I mean, "I look fore t' hearin' about th' festivities in yer house. Ya horn swollowin' scallywag!"


Red Bess Flint of the Cursed Grail of the South

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