It's Talk Like a Pirate Day

It's finally here! The day I wait for each and every year....International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Of course, this would be WAY more fun if I were actually in the office today, but all of you will have to carry on in my absence.

In case this is your first experience with Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought I would include this helpful tutorial to coach you landlubbers along.

1) The most imporant thing to master to be successful at this is a good hearty YAR! You have to drop your voice as low as you can get it and really put some gusto into it. It also helps to drag the R out a bit with a rumbly growl, so it sounds something like YARRRRRRRRR!.

2) You must sprinkle your conversation with colorful pirate phrases such as "Ahoy!" and "Avast, me hearties." Then there is my personal favorite, "Shiver me timbers."

3) Next is the official Pirate Theme Song. "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Drink and the devil had done for the rest--...Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" Sadly, Robert Lewis Stevenson only penned the chorus, so feel free to make up the rest.

For those who want more info, Wikipedia is the place to go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_like_a_pirate_day
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Maira Gall