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?
– I Married a Pirate Monster from Space: Halloween Party Invitations
– International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2011
Categories: Holidays, Home Haunting
Arrr, ye be a comely lass, sweetie. 😉
Awww, why thank you, VF. 🙂
You are most kindly welcome, sweetie. 🙂
Hahaha! I can’t believe I missed Talk Like a Pirate Day. My old workplace would’ve embraced it, but my new place is more… sterile. Yargh!
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. 🙂
Avast, matey! Nice post….I’m not sure if you are a fan, but have you even check out the band Creepshow? You might like this:
Ooo, how fun! I love it.
This will always remain my favorite pirate song. 🙂
Hahahaha! That’s awesome!
I have referred to myself as a pirate — specifically as a toothless pirate wench — while they look normal, I fear they’ll all be yanked out one day! How’d I miss this day?!! Arghhhh!!!
Sandee, I have it on the best authority that it would be absolutely piratical to just make up your own day (say “Tuesday”) to talk like a pirate. 🙂