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Yo Ho Hos!

September 23rd, 2008

There should probably be a comma in that title… somewhere. I’ll let you decide where. (Remember: Grammar isn’t just a set of arcane rules, it’s also about making choices that affect your meaning.)

Following last Friday’s Talk Like a Pirate Day debauchery, you’re probably just now staggering out of the house, tavern, or inn, and hopefully a quick trip to the local community clinic will help you clear up whatever you’ve acquired from the saucy jim lad(s) and/or buxom wench(es) with whom you celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day.

But Richard,” I hear you saying, “I didn’t meet any saucy jim lads or buxom wenches!”

Well, obviously, your piratical pick-up lines need work. Luckily, John Aravosis at AmericaBlog is here to help with his “Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” My personal favorites are #s 9, 2, and the sure-to-succeed #1. YARR!

But even the best pickup lines fall flatter than a freshly-ironed Jolly Roger if your delivery isn’t spot-on. For that, we turn to the scurvy dogs at ReadyLoadingRun for “How to Talk Like a Pirate.”


Following these fun, easy steps will ensure that next year (or anytime, really), the wenches and/or jim lads will be lining up at your gangplank to board or be boarded, you salty dogs.

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