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Happy International Talk like a Pirate Day! While this post has little to do with Getting Around Australia- it is Promoting the awareness of an International Holiday that is little known in the Land Down Under as well as giving most people a little giggle. September 19th- is as most of you know- International Talk like a Pirate Day. While the Holiday has been around for a while- It was made famous by a column from Dave Berry. Talk like a Pirate day is a vastly usefull and amusing holiday- to give you a better idea of what I mean…

Taken From the Sept 19th, 2002 Dave Berry Column from the Miami Herald:

REPORTER: Could you please explain either your foreign or your domestic policy?


To prepare for Talk Like a Pirate Day, you should practice incorporating pirate terminology into your everyday speech. For example, let’s consider a typical conversation between two co-workers in a business office:

BOB: Hi. Mary.

MARY: Hi, Bob. Have you had a chance to look at the Fennerman contract?

BOB: Yes, and I have some suggestions.

MARY: OK, I’ll review them.

Now let’s see how this same conversation would sound on Talk Like a Pirate Day:

BOB: Avast, me beauty.

MARY: Avast, Bob. Is that a yardarm in your doubloons, or are you just glad to see me?

BOB: You are giving me the desire to haul some keel.

MARY: Arrrrr.

As you can see, talking like a pirate will infuse your everyday conversations with romance and danger. So join the movement! On Sept. 19, do not answer the phone with ”hello.” Answer the phone with ”Ahoy me hearty!” If the caller objects that he is not a hearty, inform him that he is a scurvy dog (or, if the caller is female, a scurvy female dog) who will be walking the plank off the poop deck and winding up in Davy Jones’ locker, sleeping with the fishes. No, wait, that would be Talk Like a Pirate in The Godfather Day, which is another variation I considered (“I’m gonna make him an offer that will shiver his timbers”).

Any way! Bloody Oath! Hope yer day’s a beauty! Struth! Oh wait! That IS Aussie!