I was reading Metafilter today and came across this web site. I have to laugh -- seriously? September 19th is the International Talk Like A Pirate Day? You've got to be kidding me. Would it actually be okay to call someone a "wench" that day? It reminds me of that Pizza Hut cup that we got once that had pirate jokes on it, all of them being variations of the same joke:
Q: What's a pirate's favorite pizza?
That's the only one I can remember. Of course, I immediately emailed this to a friend of mine whose husband once accused her of talking like a pirate when she was doing an imitation of something (I can't remember what.) And then that naturally led me to remember the Ergonomic Keyboard for Pirates that Heidi showed me once.
I was never much into pirates as a kid. I would have rather played with the 18" Alien doll my folks bought for me one Christmas than dress up with an eye patch.