Ten Fathoms Deep on the Road to Hell: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Dear readers, today marks the 10th anniversary of the worldwide celebration of all things pirate, International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

As is my tradition, let’s honor this day with a rousing rendition of “Derelict” by Young Ewing Allison, originally written as a companion to Treasure Island.

Perhaps better known as “15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest” or by the tamer, Disnified “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum,” with lyrics like “The skipper lay with his nob in gore; Where the scullion’s axe his cheek had shore,” I certainly find the “Derelict” version to be more delightfully piratical, darlings.

And now that you’re most likely in a mood for a round of plundering and a bit of strong drink, sweetlings, you can visit the ITLAPD event finder to seek out some like-minded individuals to join up for a mug o’grog or two, or just stay at home and make a batch of Pirate Punch with this recipe from Boy Drinks World.  Either way, don’t forget to choose a pirate name and rifle through your closet to throw together a fashionable pirate ensemble After all, darlings, with Halloween only 42 days away, what better way to get in the mood than a bit of old-fashioned revelry and disguise?

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10 thoughts on “Ten Fathoms Deep on the Road to Hell: Talk Like a Pirate Day

    • Ah well. There’s something to be said for missing it, in that case. Nothing like realizing your workplace isn’t in for those types of shenanigans three minutes AFTER you’ve shown up in costume. :-)

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