It's been seven years since Dave Barry mentioned the two goofy lads who invented Talk Like a Pirate Day -- Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket, saying, "They should be on medication."
And now of course it's an international holiday.
Don't be lily-livered: Answer the phone with ''Ahoy me hearty!'' Drop your g's -- as in "fightin'" and haulin.'" Etc.
The Brooklyn Public Library has set up a search on its website for pirate-themed books, and links to a pirate vocabulary page.
Brooklyn has its own bunch of pirates -- the infamous Los Piratas Mechanicos kickball team. Their Google Groups page says, "We are currently looking for a good bunch of bad Pirates. Will train in arts of Piracy, Pirate talk, and all out thuggery(and kickball if we get to it!). Defending the Cove, and Heckling are part of the pirate lifestyle. No experience necessary, black hearts a plus."
This also seems to be a good time to publicize the Gowanus Dredgers' BacChANAL party, on Sept. 25. Why? Because their email to us starts with "Ahoy Dredgers and Deckhands!" and a pirate is coming. (That's Captain Mary, pictured above.)
Google has even unveiled a search page in Pirate Language ("I Be Feelin' Lucky")
Below is a video from Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket:
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