Avast! Belay yer proper speak and talk like a pirate, landlubber, because tomorrow be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Aye, I be startin’ a bit early…)
In case ye’ve been A) livin’ under a rock like sand crab or B) a ninja and ‘ave been avoidin’ knowledge of this glorious day on purpose (if the latter be true, shame on ye), International Talk Like a Pirate Day be a splendid holiday created by two middle-aged men with nothin’ better to do. Fer those of ye who can read more than treasure maps, the best rendition of the origin story can be found here: Dave Barry’s Article
I canna be advocatin’ rape or pillaging as part of TLaPD, but there should be plenty o’ maraudin’ and cavortin’ and good-natured, piratey roughhousin’ in celebration. Ooh, and bucklin’ of swashes! Or, unbucklin’ as the case may be.
I’m sure there’ll be lots o’ grog consumption as well (of which I will not partake because, ugh, rum tastes awful, especially when drunk from musty old wooden tankards; trust me, I’ve tried) and that always be more amusin’ to watch than days sans grog consumption.
Fer assistance in buildin’ yer pirate vocabulary: Some Rules and Vocab
Fer the lily-livered, bilge suckers who’re too lazy to try: Instant Translator
And, of course, Facebook be havin’ a pirate language settin’, which ye should use at all times.