By Will Collette
|Collage by Lin Collette|
For the uninitiated, Talk Like a Pirate Day is the day when thousands, if not millions, of people around the globe celebrate by - get ready for this - talking like pirates. Some alcohol makes the transition to Piratese a lot easier.
Talk Like a Pirate Day really took off in the international consciousness when one of PC's favorite humorists, Dave Barry, adopted it as one of his special causes and began promoting it.
Then the day took on sacred trappings when it became one of the most holy of holy days of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
To aid you in preparing to make the most of the day, I have found a couple of very useful instructional videos that you can see after the jump. These will help you not only learn the vocabulary, but also understand the true meaning and spirit of the day.