By Nicolas Raymond | www.freestock.ca Creative Commons License – Attribution 3.0

 

Shiver me timbers!

Aye buckos, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This very auspicious day was started aft in t’ day by Ol’ Chumbucket (John Baur) and Cap’n Slappy (Mark Summers) t’ commemorate … Aaaarrrr, Pirates mate!

Rapscalian buccaneers! The day o’ plunderin’ an’ pillagin’ for sweet booty at Krispy Kreme is here!

Caricature by J.J., SVG file by Gustavb CC BY-SA 3.0

 

 

Peg Legs! Storm th’ ship wit yer trusty scallywag Parrot on y’shoulder and brandish yer rusty Pirate Hook and you’ll come away with a treaaye chest o’ golden rings.

Forgot ye cutlass y’scurvy bilge rat? Arrrr! jus’ Pirate Speak, and those scurvy landlubbers’l toss ye a (glazed) ear-ring, me hearties!

Blackbeard. Engraved by Benjamin Cole (1695–1766) – Scanned from Angus Konstam, Blackbeard: America’s Most Notorious Pirate (2007), page 158 via wikipedia

 

When ye pillagin’ is done, git ye to the South Street Seaport Museum t’ dance a jig and sing ye some Pirate Shanties w’us from 1:30pm–4pm.

Aaaarrrr Matey!

 

by Mai Armstrong (aka Scabby One-Eyed Wally) for the Working Harbor Committee

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