OFFICIAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 19th September 2020
“Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho,
It’s “Talk Like A Pirate” Day!
When laptops are benches God gave us for wenches,
And a sail ain’t a low price to pay!
Talk Like A Pirate Day “ – Tom Smith
Yar harrr! Ahoy there ye lily livered blaggards! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day, and that means it’s time for pillaging and imbibing of rum! Pirates have been all the rage in recent years, and out of that rage came an insane and completely piratical idea. There should be a day dedicated to keeping the piratical language alive, and more importantly the piratical tradition.
History of Talk Like A Pirate Day
It was June 6, 1995, and there was a group of men playing racquetball, and throughout they were shouting encouragement to each other. On this particular day, for reasons unbeknownst to them, they started shouting piratical slang at each other. From there it just kind of took on a life of its own, and they realized by the end of the game that it was necessary that they establish a holiday to celebrate that encouraged the use of such a fine vernacular. The first thing they needed was a date, and it just so happened that the date selected was the birthday of one of the men’s ex-wife.
For the next seven years they honoured this holiday, in relative obscurity, until they happened upon the email address of one Dave Barry, a syndicated columnist and author of a great number of books. He also happened to be hilarious, like any good pirate should be. From there it’s all history, Dave Barry promoted the holiday, and it’s been one amazing year after another as people all over the country celebrate this auspicious holiday.
How to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day
Well mate, celebrating talk like a pirate day be as easy as a day in the tropic, you simply need to turn up your piratical vernacular, pour a few fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, and gather with friends to celebrate the day in your piratey best! There are songs to be song and wenches to be clenched, and who can resist a backyard barbecue with grilled pineapple, salmon made by wokkin’ the plank, and a perhaps inappropriately large amount of pure sugar cane rum? Talk Like A Pirate Day is here, are you ready to pirate it up? We know that we’re going to!
Dates: Every September 19th
Founded by John Baur and Mark Summers
On 19th September 1970 the first Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm,Near Pilton, Somerset. About 1,500 people attended (135,000 today). It became annual from 1981 and is now the world’s largest greenfield festival. the first festival was billed as the ‘Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.”
— Andre Gide
Happiness is…talking like a pirate.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
As I get older and I remember all the people I’ve lost along the way, I think to myself, maybe a career as a tour guide wasn’t for me.
Love is…what launches dreams
WHAT IS THERE A SEASON FOR TODAY TURN, TURN, TURN …
A time to speak like a pirate…A time to speak normally.
SOMETHING TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT & GRATEFUL FOR IN THE WORLD
Being able to watch an excellent documentary on TV
SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT
I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue- Radio 4
I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue is a BBC radio comedy panel game. Introduced as “the antidote to panel games”, it consists of two teams of two comedians “given silly things to do” by a chairman. The show was launched in April 1972 as a parody of radio and TV panel games, and has been broadcast since on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, with repeats aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra and, in the 1980s and 1990s, on BBC Radio 2. The 50th series was broadcast in November and December 2007.
After a period of split chairmanship in the first series, Humphrey Lyttelton (“Humph”) served in this role from the programme’s inception until his death in 2008. In April 2008, following the hospitalisation and subsequent death of Lyttelton, recording of the 51st series was postponed. The show recommenced on 15 June 2009 with Lyttelton being replaced by three hosts: Stephen Fry, Jack Dee and Rob Brydon. Dee went on to host all episodes of the 52nd series later that year, and continues in that role. The chairman’s script is written by Iain Pattinson, who has worked on the show since 1992.
First Programme: 11 April 1972 – present
No. of series 72
VIZ MAGAZINE TOP TIPS
Bus drivers. Pretend you’re an airline pilot by wedging your accelerator pedal down with a heavy book, securing the steering wheel with some old rope, and then strolling back along the bus chatting casually to the passengers.
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
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