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Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013, 11:46 am

Once again, it be that grandest o' times, International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Avast, me hearties -- SING!

This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1639247.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)

One of my favorite memories is singing that with you and the rest of the audience at my first ever convention - Penguicon 2004.

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)

I'll be shruggin' into me best pirate garb and sailin' to the library (where I work in the Teen Services Department) to hand out some treasure to kids what practice their "Arrrr." Also... Pirate Fluxx! (I love my job!)

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)

Arr, and could we also be liftin' a glass in honor of that most excellent pirate queen, Hermione Granger, who be celebratin' her natal day?

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)

Our family holiday! When your surname is Sparrow, you fight it or have fun. We fall into the Fun category.

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)

One of my favorite songs to sing-a-long to. (Is there a synonym for "sing-a-long"?)

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)

Having spent the whole morning waiting in various areas of my local GP's office because of a Mystery Allergy, I had actually forgotten about Talk Like A Pirate Day until I got home and found a reminder in the email...from one of the Wing-level CAP officials! So I sent him a link to your song, just in case he had not heard it yet.

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday to me... whoops, sorry, wrong song. :) This is one of my faves, Tom, thanks for reposting it!

Thu, Sep. 19th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)

Ahoy there! If you have a Krispy Kreme in your area, they'll hand over an original glazed donut if you talk like a pirate. If you dress like a pirate, they'll hand over a dozen of these wonderful little gems.

When I went into my local Krispy Kreme, I sang a couple of verses of "Hermione Granger, The Pirate Queen." I would have sung the whole song, but there was a line forming behind me.

Fri, Sep. 20th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)

Yep! Wore my Jolly-Roger socks and head-scarf, and me necklace of tiny skulls. Sent out the to-do lists to my manager and co-workers with "Here be yer sailin' orders, Cap'n / shipmates," started the conference call with "Permission to board," and said "Thank'ee, lass" to the smiling woman bussing my lunch tray at the BBQ place. ("Wench" has a history of racist associations when white people say it to black women, so I defaulted to another piratey nomenclature).

Now i'm off to the farrrrmer's marrrrket with my little pink skull-and-crossbones coin purse full of gold dollar coins. Need Carrot shavings for me salad...

Fri, Sep. 20th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)

I had eye surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago - I was terribly disappointed that I didn't have to wear an eye patch, not even for one day. I was planning to wear it with a striped t-shirt and a bandanna scarf tied sideways on my head. (All purple, because my entire wardrobe is purple to begin with.) But I haven't been able to get my swash to buckle in decades.

Y'know why pirates always drink rum? Because "rum" begins with ARRRR, of course!