Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Arrr! Talk Like A Pirate, Ye Scurvy Bilge Rats!

As my friend Jim never fails to point out each year, September 19th is in fact International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

  • ABC's Wife Swap honored it yesterday with a "Wench Swap" episode (trailer)
  • Dave Barry's classic column that catapulted the whole thing to..well, wherever it is today
  • Pirate Rap on NPR ("Straight Outta Portsmouth")
  • A hilarious training video: How To Talk Like a Pirate (thanks Dennis!)
  • UPDATE (thanks for the reminder Dennis and Katt!): Those salty sea-dogs at Woot are into the spirit! (As I've noted previously here and here, whenever the Woot product of the day features Bluetooth technology, the day's podcast usually includes a new sea shanty about Bluetooth the Pirate, who was given to evil acts:
    "He'd strangle two kittens for fun every day/And make NPR pledges that he'd never pay..."

    "He sold his own mother for 15 gold pieces/And plagiarized most of his graduate thesis..."


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