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September 18, 2007

Boy, the holidays seem to roll around so quickly. Tomorrow is already “Talk Like a Pirate Day” again.

I know what you’re thinking, “Bob, I’ll feel like a real imbecile adding aaarrrrrggg to every sentence!” Well, there’s a lot more to it than that, matey. There is actually a Website that translates regular stuff into pirate talk. Suppose you want to say, “Those wolverines chewed up my licorice tuba.” According to the translator, that becomes, “Aye, those wol’erines chewed up my licorice tuba Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?”

Now, say you want to go that extra step and celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Speaking Pig Latin Day.” Then you’ll want to run that sentence through the automated online Pig Latin translator, which will give you, “Ayeway, osethay ol’erinesway ewedchay upway ymay icoricelay ubatay arGay.”

And then, if you want to set up a Facebook group called “People Who Talk Like Pig Latin Pirates,” well, it’s just possible you will get absolutely no work done whatsoever. So now, it’s suddenly sounding pretty nice, huh? Paul Majendie reports:

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Model and actress Rebecca Romijn playfully poses with pirate characters as she arrives as a guest for the premiere of the new film “Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of The Black Pearl” in Anaheim, California at Disneyland in a 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser


Bob, please — no more home happy snaps.


I can’t help but think that this is all just another sad marketing ploy. If it weren’t for the CafePress mug on the page…or the Google Ads…I might actually buy it. (Hyuck hyuck)

Every Thursday is “Talk Like A Pirate Day” in my house. Mainly because my kids can’t say the letter R and it’s the only way I can make them practice.

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