★ Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arrr! It be that time of year, me hearties. Tha’s right. ‘Tis international talk like a pirate day.
Every September 19th, you too can participate in this meme and talk like a pirate. That is, if you’re strange like me. My friends and co-workers usually just roll their eyes and walk away. But that is no deterrent to my enjoyment of the day.

If you need a little primer, head on over to the official International Talk Like a Pirate Day site and have a look at “The Basics“. If you are more visually oriented, the site’s founders, Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, have posted a YouTube video called Talk Like a Pirate Day: The Five A’s.

Even Google jumped in on the action this year by adding the “Pirate” language version of Google Search. I be feelin’ lucky, are you?