Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Avast thar' mates! Today's the day!
It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and we trust you've already started the day with a hearty "Ahoy!"
There is so much going on today that it's hard to know just where to start. You can check our treasure map – or Calend-Aarr! – at
to find events going on in your area. The online world is also awash in pirate palaver.
And go here:
to see what's happening in social media, old media and elsewhere online.
Don't forget the grub! If you walk into Long John Silver's dressed as a pirate you'll get a free piece of fish, Walk into Krispy Kreme wearing at least three pieces of pirate wardrobe and it's a dozen doughnuts for ye! And there may be other offers from local merchants that we haven't heard about. So for safety sake, maybe you wear your freebooter finery all day while swaggering about town, just in case.
And if any public houses offer you a free drink because of your pirate garb, definitely let us know! We'll be there as fast as we can!
Don't forget to send firstname.lastname@example.org a (A, singular, one) picture of you and your mates celebratin' the day! The Web Wench, god bless her tired typing fingers, will post it in our flickr page for all the world to see,, when she can get to it. (Please, make it one, web-ready shot, not a dozen raw images at a couple of megs each – otherwise her mailbox will explode.)
Finally (for now) a big thank you to all for taking part in the mayhem! Talk Like a Pirate Day may have been our ide-aar, but it belongs to everyone who has fun with the day And that's you, me buckos.