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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Yes, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrr.

I can’t say it’s a very meaningful holiday for me. When you live in Tampa Bay, an area so proud of its pirate heritage that it holds the Gasparilla Festival every year, it seems like every day is an appropriate one for talking like a buccaneer. Plus, I curse a lot, which I figure further fulfills my quota.

But hey, don’t let me stop you. Talk it up, don your pirate hat (I’ve got a couple of leftovers from past Gasparillas, if you need one), hoist up a bottle of booty beer. And take full advantage of the occasion by test-driving these sure-fire pirate pick-up lines:

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?
9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
8. Come on up and see me urchins.
7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
6. I’d love to drop anchor in your lagoon.
5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?
4. How’d you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.
2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is…

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Score, matey!

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 09/19/2004 06:38:30 PM
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  1. i got engaged today, on “talk like a pirate day”.

    http://www.tian.cc/2004/09/arrr-you-willing-to-marry-me.html

    Comment by Tian — 09/20/2004 @ 02:18:01 AM

  2. I was at RayJay watching the Bucs play, and somehow this fact was completely overlooked.

    They did sing “A Pirates Life for me”, though I think they always do that.

    Comment by The Belt — 09/20/2004 @ 05:02:48 PM

  3. Remember, cursing counts. With the orange-creamsicle-like performance the Yucs put forth, I’m sure the RayJay crowd celebrated the day with gusto, without even knowing it.

    Comment by CT — 09/20/2004 @ 05:14:21 PM

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