Listen up mates! Grab yer arm hooks, yer peg legs, yer eyepatches and piratey chatter! Today is one of my all-time favorite holidays, International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
A year ago today we were nearing “Tiki Torch/Robot with a Toupee” town, and although The Ig only had black shorts to don and I had to make due with a bandana and a chicken stick for a sword,
we were still able to make the most of the holiday. I distinctly remember a van pulling over, the side door sliding open, and me dancing around fiercely wielding my chicken stick and yelling something like, “Avast, ya scurvy bastards! Away wi’chya unless ye be wanting to walk the plank!”
The man obviously had no ideer who he was dealing with, as he laughed before they drove away. Had he known it was ITLAPD, that I was a descendent of a notorious pirate listed in the Pirate’s Book of Who’s Who, then surely the man would’ve been shakin’ in his land lubbing boots.
And had I known the first link above listed pirate speak in Mandarin (!!), then The Ig and I could’ve really impressed the locals.
Maybe next time!
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