Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  In honor I'm going to tell a short story I remember from being a young buccaneer.

Do NOT try this at home, ARRRR!
One evening at dinner for some reason I put my knife in my teeth.  We were having steak and potatoes, one of Dad's favorites.

When I put the knife in my teeth Dad said, "Don't do that, you'll cut your tongue."

I took it out but I protested, "But pirates always carried their knives in their teeth."

Dad said, "Why do you think they talked so funny?"

I can say categorically that Dad was not always ahead of his time, but, there you have it, Talk Like a Pirate explained about twenty years before it became a thing.  

Have some rum (maybe some Stoh rum, ah but that's a different story for a different day) and enjoy the holiday ya scurvy dogs!!!