Saturday is an informal holiday that you may not yet be familiar
with: It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day . One of the co-founders of the
movement is Mark Summers, better known in the pirating world as Cap'n
Slappy. He's in Alaska for the observance of this year's Talk Like a Pirate Day
to give a talk before a class at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
-- (Pirate 1 6 sec "I'm as
tickled as a manatee with a feather under me nose. Ha Harrr.")
Slappy started Talk Like a Pirate Day with his friend, John Baur, known as "Ol' Chumbucket" in the pirating world.
The two met doing community theater in Albany, Oregon:
2 45 sec "Well, it's the only holiday ... wasn't using it
Slappy had a few tips for non-pirates to help them talk like a pirate, starting
with the "Five A's:"
-- (Pirate 3 32 sec "Ahoy
is, ‘Hello,' Avast is ... Arrrrr is the word for you.")
At the very
least, Cap'n Slappy says end each sentence this way:
-- (Pirate 4 42 sec "Add
‘Me Hearties,' ... Wildly attractive to people.")
tips and phrases at Talk Like a Pirate dot com, and be prepared for the big day