Thursday, September 17, 2009

It be Talk like a Pirate Day on Saturday! ARGHHH!...

Some several years ago I had the distinct good fortune to stumble a little known "holiday", Talk like a Pirate Day. A local radio program was sponsering the days give aways with Piratey Talkin's. Callers would call in and do their best Pirate talk in order to win prizes. It was hillarious! I assumed that it was also a bogus holiday, much like Ground Hog Day or Valentine's Day. You know the type of holiday that I am refering to, one that essentially is only marked on Hallmark calenders. I got to work, fliped on my computer to get the days events laid out, and Shiver me Timbers, if Talk like a Pirate Day wasn't in the news! Apparently two louts made the day some several years before after a raquetball accident where one of the whelps cried "Arrrr" upon being unkindly struck by an errant rubber ball. It caught on and has taken on a whole life of its own. Humor coulmunist and author Dave Barry has even picked up the lads quest to bring Pirate Talk to the world on Sept. 19th every year! This year, Talk like a Pirate Day falls on a Saturday so we won't be able to experience it as a class, though, true to Piratey form, we will break the Sept. 19th rules and carry out Talk like a Pirate Day on Sept 18th. You might be wondering..."what does this have to do with English Mr. Perez?", to that I say that ye may consider yerself a Privateer in the Queens Royal Navy if it do help ye sleep better at night...So, without further Aideu, ...AVAST THERE ME HEARTY'S! THIS FLOATING BUCKET HAS BUT ONE CAPN, RED CISCO DOUBLOON, AND IF YE RIDE WITH ME, WE FLY UNDER THE SKULL AND BONES AND KEEP TO THE CODE! NOW HOIST THE MAIN LINES AND PREPARE YERSELVES FOR DEEP WATER! YARGHHHHH!
Red Cisco (Mr. P!)

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