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?

Related Posts:

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– 31 Scary Things #9: Cthulhu

– International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2011

Categories: Holidays, Home Haunting

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10 replies

  1. Arrr, ye be a comely lass, sweetie. 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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:

  4. 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!!!

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