Ahoy, me hearties! Today be International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day! (You can read last year’s post to find out exactly what it’s all about. Click on: International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day)
My friend, Captain “Boston” Dave, sent me some interesting YouTube links to help celebrate this important day.
First, check out The 5 A's
The 5 A’s are…
Ahoy! – "Hello!"
Avast! – "Listen to me!" It can also be used in a sense of surprise, kind of like "Check it out!" ["Look at that!"] or "No way!"
Aye! – "Yes!” or “Yes, I agree!”
Aye, aye! – "Yes, I'll do that straight away!”
Arrr! – (This one is often confused with "Arrrgh!” – the sound you make when you sit on your sword.) "Arrr!" can mean many things: "Yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." There are many more possible ways to use “Arrr!”
Next, sing along with "I'm a Pirate", the “official” Talk-Like-a-Pirate song.
If you find it hard to talk like a pirate, why don’t you use the The Talk-Like-a-Pirate Translator, another gift from the Captain.
This morning, I typed this message in the translator…
“Here's wishing everybody a happy Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day.
All the best from Be & Me!”
The translator came back with…
“Ahoy, har's wishin' e'erybody a happy Talk-like-a-pirate Day.
Ye'll ne'er get me buried booty!”
Also, don’t forget to check out last year’s Be & Me pirate photos…
Be & Me Pirates (Page 1)
Be & Me Pirates (Page 2)
And speaking of pirates, Osaka’s number one foreign/Japanese-member improvisation comedy troupe, The Pirates of the Dotonbori, are having a show at Balabushkas, in “America Mura,” this Sunday, September 21st. Avast!
And speaking of monsters, did you know that International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day is the official holy day of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? RAmen!
And finally, Shiver me timbers! The International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day Homepage!