According to the official International Talk Like A Pirate Day website this swashbuckling holiday was created by a few racquet ball playing buddies during the mid 1990’s. September 19th was chosen because it was the only important date one of the creators could remember that didn’t have another holiday on it. It was his ex-wife’s birthday. Seven or so years went by with the guys, barely remembering to honor it themselves, celebrating their holiday mostly alone. Eventually one of them emailed Dave Barry (the syndicated columnist) about their idea and the rest is TLAPD history. So Avast and Yo Ho all day long at your co-workers, friends and mutinous scurvy dog bosses. Happy TLAPD from Cruising Outpost!
The Official TLAPD song
A funny, inspiring song to set you off on your way to pillaging the neighboring cubicles.
Set Your Facebook Settings to Pirate Vernacular
There are two ways to easily change the language of your Facebook settings to English (pirate). If you haven’t done it before, give it a try – it’s a hoot!
First Way To Become a Pirate of Ye Old Facebook
Look at all the ads that appear on the right of your activity feed (the area where you see everybody else’s posts). See all the ads on the right – scroll down a little bit until you get to the bottom and you should see something like this:
Click on the blue link that reads English (US) – or whatever your current language is – and a when you do a window will open that looks like this:
Select English (Pirate) and the window will close. AVAST! You’re a scurvy pirate – Yo Ho!
Another Way To Become A Facebook Pirate
Look at the very top right corner of your screen and you will see a little gear (this is your settings) like this:
Click the LITTLE GEAR ICON and a dropdown will appear. Like this:
Click the ACCOUNT SETTINGS LINK and you will get your settings page. The last settings is Language, click the edit link over to the far right:
When you click the Edit button a menu will appear where you can select English (Pirate). It will look like this:
Choose it and AVAST! You’re a Pirate – have a barrel of rum and take to the seas*!
*Please pirate responsibly.