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September 17, 2013

Ahoy Mateys! International Talk Like a Pirate Day 09/19

Filed under: Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!! 

What better way to celebrate being a Pirate (and thoroughly annoy your co-workers) than to talk like a pirate for the entire day? Or maybe you should consider going all-in and come to work dressed in a pirate costume! 

If you are more reserved or maybe just concerned about being committed for a complete mental evaluation after “losing it” then maybe you should take a more subtle approach.  Here are some ideas that require a little less commitment (pun intended):  Bring a stuffed parrot to talk to during the day (even better if you could affix the parrot to your shoulder!), accessorize your outfit with an eye-patch or pirate hat, carry a pirate sword (known as a cutlass) with you to work (you might consider plastic or cardboard in order to be legal and safe and all, no reason to alert ECU Police!), or an even more subtle way to celebrate would be to change your Facebook Language to Pirate for the day (Log into Facebook, scroll to the bottom of the home page, find the language settings, select “English (Pirate).” Skewer yer scallywag mateys!”)

In order to make International Talk Like a Pirate Day even MORE fun, you could try to win some loot at the Dowdy Student Store (Wright Building only)!  All you have to do is use your best pirate-speak at the customer service counter in order to win a key and a chance to unlock the treasure chest.  If your key works, you win the booty inside!!  For more information visit here.

Start brushing up on your Pirate lingo now by learning the Pirate Glossary of Terms here.  For more information and ideas to celebrate (you can buy a commemorative t-shirt and learn some pirate pick-up lines!!), visit the official Talk Like a Pirate websites here or here.

Shiver me timbers and blow me down!!!  AAAaaaRRRrrrGGGggg!!!

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