Talk Like A Pirate Day is today!
From From The Talk Like A Pirate Website:
Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Make no mistake. We do. But it's a little hard to articulate why, especially when you've made the mistake of referring to your wife as a scurvy bilge rat and tried to order her back into the galley.
Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple.
It gives your conversation a swagger, an elán, denied to landlocked lubbers. The best explanation came from a guy at a Cleveland radio station who interviewed us on the 2002 Talk Like a Pirate Day. He told us we were going to be buried by people asking for interviews because it was a "whimsical alternative" to all the serious things that were making the news so depressing.
In other words, silliness is the holiday's best selling point.
In honor of the day, here is a writing about parrots, a pirate's favorite animal:
Parrots are popular among people for their friendliness and sociability. We enjoy their company and they enjoy ours. In return for their friendship with us, Parrots need people to protect Them. Parrots teach interdependency by their relations with us and with each other.
Important Parrot Family’ Teaching: Beauty
“The parrot says, “I am truly beautiful.” This is apparent not only from its visual appeal, but also from its obvious social activity and interaction with birds of its own and other species. Parrot says, “Hey, I am also beautiful within.” Copyright: “Wisdom of Australian Animals”, Ann Fitzgerald-Williams.