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It's International Talk like a Pirate Day!

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Get your eye patch and the rum out because it's Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they ARRRRRRRR.

TheChimp
2 months ago
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Ceebers
Ceebers2 months ago

I was aware of this and somehow subliminally, have donned a stripy pirate top this morning.

I scouted for a few how-to celebrate tips...

- Dress up like a swashbuckling pirate. Bonus points if you are able to carry a parrot or a monkey on your shoulder.

- Talk like a pirate the whole day long. Intersperse your speech with grunts and growls and slur your words. Call your friends “matey” and intentionally use bad grammar.

- Host a pirate-themed party and ask your guests to come dressed as pirates.

- Watch movies and read books that feature pirates as central characters. Some examples include the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

- Read more about the history of piracy and famous pirates.

Did You Know...

...that William Dampier, an English pirate, was responsible for introducing many words in the English language, still in use today? Some of these include caress, chopsticks, posse, barbecue, and snug. An amateur natural historian, he was also the first person in the world to circumnavigate the world thrice.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

Ceebers That's very interesting 👍

I do not have a parrot or a monkey to put on my shoulder ☹️ I do have a singing mouse from Bagpuss, but I don't think that'll cut it.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

TheChimp A monkey wouldn't want to sit on your shoulder, there would be a fight. My money is on the Chimp 🤣

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Tom
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2 months ago

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

That is one very menacing cat, but I'm going to get ya Image

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Ceebers
Ceebers2 months ago

lilyflower Fight fight fight. Drawer you swords!!! Xx

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago
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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

I was informed of this, this morning on a cat site. I can not how every day of the year is a special day, tomorrow is National pepperoni pizza day, National Punch day, National Queso day and wife appreciation day, I’m up for that one.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

If I'd have known earlier I'd have got some rum. I do have a captain Jack Sparrow hat

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

Imnotcheap Then you have to wear it for the rest of the day, it's the LAW 😉

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

Beware I have the sword to go with it 🤣@TheChimp

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