Avast, ye bilge rats!
September 11, 2003 11:25 PM   Subscribe

Ahhh! 'tis only a week to go until ye land lubbers will be turned! September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day tell all ye mates!
posted by sycophant (13 comments total)
We must prepare for the inevitable ArrrrFest with THIS previous MeFi discovery where I was Mad William Bonney the last time, but am apparently now his Jewish cousin Mad Morty Bonney.
posted by wendell at 11:51 PM on September 11, 2003

And September 18 is the premiere of Survivor VXVII: Cuddly American Pirates. Damn, but Mark Burnett has clout.
posted by maudlin at 11:53 PM on September 11, 2003

Yeah, I'd thought they'd wait until Disney released the DVD of "Pirates of the Carribean"....

posted by wendell at 12:00 AM on September 12, 2003

wendell, when I first heard of it I wondered if talk like a pirate day wasn't a disney viral marketing thing for the pirates of the Caribbean. Except the movie was released to cinemas yesterday here so the timing doesn't quite line up.
posted by adamt at 12:08 AM on September 12, 2003

I always pronounced it Yaaarrrrrr.

posted by fullerine at 1:04 AM on September 12, 2003

Like this:

I've got P2P software, and I'll use it!
posted by rough ashlar at 3:38 AM on September 12, 2003

wendell & adamt - funny you should mention that. My girlfriend is an intern with the Cleveland branch of Allied Advertising, a film publicity firm. She said one of the associates got a call the other day from Disney, asking if anyone in the office had heard of "Talk Like A Pirate Day". Apparently they want their people to try to do some sort of publicity event for TLAPD to celebrate the release of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" DVD - which isn't until December.
posted by starvingartist at 6:39 AM on September 12, 2003

Damn you, sycophant, I was gonna post this next Thursday. I somehow missed the pirate-name fest last year, but found out about Talk Like a Pirate Day 2003 from this Dave Barry column, which has had some delightful repercussions that might interest some of the folks in this thread...

posted by soyjoy at 7:56 AM on September 12, 2003

Hey, does anyone know what that new pirate movie is rated?

posted by funkbrain at 10:57 AM on September 12, 2003

posted by eddydamascene at 3:42 PM on September 12, 2003

Sorry soyjoy, I figured people need a properly prepare to talk like a pirate. And tell all their friends.
posted by sycophant at 3:43 PM on September 12, 2003

I even previewed that and still stuffed it up.

"...need a week to properly..."
posted by sycophant at 3:52 PM on September 12, 2003

Here's the tool for type like a pirate day.
posted by Wet Spot at 6:50 PM on September 12, 2003

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