Lego pirateWhat began as an inside joke between two friends – John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) –  has become an international parodic holiday. Why of course it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day this Wednesday, September 19!

Go ahead and have a little fun on this day, even Google and Facebook get into the fun with providing the option to choose “pirate” as a language choice. Invest some time to brush up on your pirate vocabulary such as “avast ye!” which means halt yer activity and listen up (might be helpful during a lecture). Or my favorite of “arrr!” which provides agreement to your mate. Or a variation of “harr” in which you are amused or laughing out loud. Perhaps that can replace LOL for the day.

Have a fantastic week out there and get out and be a swashbuckler!