Ahoy, me hearties! Did you know that September 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
We be celebratin’ this by talkin’ like pirates all day (or as much as we can) t’ raise funds for t’ Jubilee Sailin’ Trust.
If you be (un?) lucky enough t’ be sailin’ with us that week you’ll have been sent a warning email from Cap’n Slashthroat on t’ starboard here, invitin’ you t’ dress and talk like a pirate to try t’ win a prize .. or else!
As well as raisin’ doubloons for charity t’ crews will be able to join in pirate activities such as walking t’ plank, treaaye huntin’ and such like.
Don’t think we’ll forget about t’ sailin’ with all this pirate stuff. A good pirate needs t’ be able t’ sail smartly to avoid bein’ caught. And we’ll be relyin’ on our Day Skippers t’ navigate t’ boats well so that we can steer clear o’ trouble.
We’re hopin’ some o’ ye folk who have sailed with us before will help t’ raise doubloons by sponsorin’ us and our students t’ be pirates. I’ll tell ye more about what we be doin’ and how ye can help in a day or two.
Thar be a fair few barmy ideas on the horizon . . .
Meanwhile, if ye want t’ find out more about Talk Like a Pirate Day, click here. Ye’ll find pirate gear, pirate advice, even where to buy a stuffed parrot or how to get a pirate name.
Me’self, I just been doin’ a psychological test to fin’ out what me strengths are as a pirate. Here’s me results – beware!:
You, me hearty, are a woman of action! And what action it is! Gruesome, awful, delightful action. You mete out punishment to friend and foe alike well, mostly to foe, because your burning inner rage isn’t likely to draw you a whole lot of the former. Still, though you may be what today is called “high maintenance” and in the past was called “bat-shit crazy,” the crew likes to have you around because in a pinch your maniacal combat prowess may be the only thing that saves them from Jack Ketch. When not in a pinch, the rest of the crew will goad you into berserker mode because it’s just kind of fun to watch. So you provide a double service – doling out discipline AND entertainment.
An’ all I can say to that is – “Avast, me hearties!”