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Avast, Scallywags! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Ahoy, landlocked lubbers! Today you can put a little swagger in your speech and take part in something that has absolutely no point: International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Celebrated annually on September 19th, its "creators" espouse a day of silly fun and goofy wordplay that lets you call your ladyfriend a "scurvy bilge rat" and trade in your beer and chips for grog and a snack from the bung hole.

Pirate talk has really embraced a 2.0 tech lifestyle, too, so you can turn your tweets into piratespeak, keep up with TLAP Day on Facebook, or chat like a pirate online or by txt. In a pinch, throw your thoughts through the English-to-Pirate translator to help you out.