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Talk Like a Real Pirate

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I guess it’s fun to talk like an 18th century pirate, but I thought wouldn’t it be even more fun to talk like a real pirate? But how do they talk?

Well, according to this NPR story (reported by Chana Joffe-Walt), today’s Somali pirates are quite businesslike and professional. “They’re not making threats or anything. They’re very polite in their whole demeanor,” said Per Gullestrup, one of the victims. Arrr, that doesn’t sound like much fun, does it, me matey?

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Andy Ihnatko on Macbreak podcast suggested we start a Talk like Paul Lynde Day on the anniversary of his birthday in June. I love that idea.

That is a wonderful idea! I read Andy's blog and columns, but haven't tuned into Macbreak for a long time. I'm missing out.

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