Last year we celebrated the first-ever International NEVER Talk like a Pirate Day!

NEVER Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

We had tremendous success in casting away all things piratey.
We had very few incidents of scurvy.
We do not believe in pirating-for-profit.

We do not speak in a pirate’s tongue or even a fishy brogue.
We have banned all eye patches, mandanans, steel-hook hands, lobster-claw arms, peg-legs and parrots from this blog today.
We still allow silly hats.

Today, this blog is your safe harbor against any and all “Arrghs!” and “Ahoy Mateys!” that will inundate otherwise good blogs.
If you still feel the need to write and talk silly, we urge you to URB instead.


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  6. Hi Chris!
    D-oh! Of all the people who I thought would NOT go all Pirate on us today — was you!
    Here’s my name: “Scaliwagg Scott the Salty”
    Here’s how the translator translated “David Boles” just for fun:
    “Arrr, da’id Boles A pence for an old man o’de sea?”
    Now you see why we must stop the lunacy of the day!!!

  7. I had to go over to the pirate sites to shake things up!
    I’m never going to talk like a pirate, even though I might eat some fish tonight. 🙂

  8. International Talk Like a Pirate Day & International NEVER Talk like a Pirate Day… Neither holiday makes sense to me.
    International Talk Like a Pirate Day – If one is participating in this to expand ones mind and creativity, why limit it to one day. If to be anti-social, why invite others to play along? If just to be goofy and have fun why not endorse pirate speak at random as opposed to a date arbitrarily set by others? And why pirates? Why not Middle-English, Klingon, Gungan, Ancient Egyptian, Tribal Tongue Clicks, or some language you make up on your own?
    International NEVER Talk like a Pirate Day – While it makes sense that this day is to counteract the other holiday, it doesn’t make sense either as if one believes one should “Never Talk Like a Pirate” it should be observed year round. And I don’t agree with that either because if someone dress like a pirate for Halloween, a costume party, or a Renaissance Faire they should speak it too.

  9. A S —
    I think I need to introduce you to Fred Ressler! You have having everything and nothing and one thing means something but not that!
    The Pirate Day is all about selling books and seafood. Like Christmas, Pirates make all their booty on one day of the year and then they crawl back into the woodwork.
    The Never Talk Pirate Day is to discourage those who DO talk like a Pirate to not do it here — though that doesn’t always work. Think of it as The Fourth of July: We celebrate it once a year but we live with the fireworks of freedom all year long!

  10. Aye matey!
    Aye, tis’ a time t’ enjoy the goodness o’ the sea and eat lots o’ hush puppies!
    Ahoy! Anchor’s aweigh.

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