September 19, 2007 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day
From "Tomorrow you'll pay a buccaneer for corn?" by By Paul Majendie on Reuters.com Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:54pm EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Put a parrot on your shoulder, strap on a peg leg, hit the rum and start bellowing "Shiver me Timbers" -- Wednesday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
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Pirate fans around the world have rallied round, showing that surreal silliness is alive and well.
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A bar in Venice, Italy is holding an olive stone-spitting contest for would-be buccaneers.
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A Brazilian fan even sent a letter of support in a bottle while one overjoyed Argentinian whose birthday falls on the same day said "It will be difficult to talk in Spanish like pirates but we will try."
Sign me up for the olive-stone spitting contest in Venice. I would like to request Orlando Bloom as my partner. What do you mean he's not a real pirate?
Find yer How to Talk Like a Pirate guide here. Audio clips available in German, Swedish and Mandarin Chinese.