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Avast ye Scalliwags! Splice the mainbrace!

savvyAvast, ye scalliwags, today be t' greatest holiday after Halloween, Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Today will be all pirate, all t' time here at ASV (not really, but maybe). T' festivities will include lists, a limerick contest, stories, links and lots o' pirate fun. First, I offer you this story I wrote for 100 words when t' theme was piracy. It be a nod t' me favorite pirate story o' all, one played, not read.

Scott sends me to a flat in London.

What a bloody mess. Smashed rum bottles, cracker crumbs, a shelf with a slew of books. I pull one out at random; itís splotched with blood and the cover informs that the magic word is "Yoho!"

Pirates. I should have known. Damn you, Scott.

Against my better judgment, I mutter "Yoho!" and woosh, Iím on a beach, in view of a pirate ship. I sigh. I know that somewhere between the stinking pirates and buried treasure thereís going to be a dark cave.

Iím likely to be eaten by a grue.

For all you pirate fans, today's theme at 100 words be related t' Talk Like a Pirate Day. I expect every one o' you pirate fans t' head on over and give it a whirl.

English to Pirate translator.
Pirate lingo

Stay tuned for an exciting day of piracy, high seas and random fun. If ye like pirates, that is.

[click on that image for a photo of my favorite pirate]


I've known about it for a while, but I couldn't allow my people on the Helpdesk to do this. The CIO would have my ass and the Japanese executive wouldn't understand :)

That didn't stop us from practicing last week to see how the Support lingo would sound in Piratespeak :)

I wish you'd take more pictures of that kid. He's awful darn cute.

Arrr! Shiver me timbers, lass, is there going to be grog as well?