How to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrr!

By on September 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Posted in: On the Web

Visit geico.com in Pirate SpeakAhoy! You probably didn’t get the day off work or school for today’s very important—but little known— holiday. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. The premise is simple. Just talk like a pirate all day on September 19.

Need help? You’re in the right place, matey.

Some Simple Terms

You can start by reading the history of how this all started to give you a little motivation. And in case you need to explain the parrot on your shoulder to your boss. Here’s some pirate lingo, me hearties!

Ahoy! – “Hello!”

Arrrr! – Just say this a lot.

Aye! – “I agree!” Say it twice for the full affect.

Avast! – Stop and pay attention.

The Jolly Roger – The pirate flag

Hearties – Shipmates or friends

Yo ho ho – Pirate laughter

Pirates on the Internets?

Even geico.com has been taken over by buccaneers today. I mean, insurance is pretty important when you need to protect yer bountiful booty from ye scallywag, scurvy dogs and other perils, at sea or ashore. Just go to our homepage and look for the Jolly Roger.

You can also Google like a pirate, translate English to Pirate, and even see a list of every pirate movie ever made.

Finally, if you comment on this blog post, you should certainly do so in pirate-speak. Shiver me timbers!

24 responses to “How to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrr!

  1. The Gecko says:

    Ahoy! Ye hearties shan’t get in t’ way o’ me accent! Shiver me timbers!

  2. Crystal says:

    Arrrr…. Who be ye called, matey? Yon Caveman should make comment, aye, and discuss that GEICO 400 race!

  3. Brent says:

    Question: What is a pirates favorite type of music?
    Answer: ARRRRR and B

  4. Anon says:

    Ahoy is also Czech for “Hello”

  5. scott says:

    stop by the world famous Olcott, NY pirate festival next year for some fun fun fun

  6. Discofan says:

    ARRRRRH..So you are not at fault when you hit the other car in the booty? Avast!  ARRRRRH

  7. j says:

    do ye know how much it costs for a pirate to get his ears pierced?  a buccaneer! yarrrrrr

  8. A says:

    I be a Angry Pirate this be  my fav. Arrrrrrrr Me harty.

  9. AB says:

    Yarrrr Kick me in the Peg Leg.

  10. Chris says:

    Yo ho ho at J !!!!!!!

  11. Buff says:

    Get me eyepatch. Tis a busy pirate weekend!!

  12. Tammy says:

    YO HO HO!!!  A great big ahoy to my hearties :)

  13. Roy says:

    What is a pirate’s favorite food?

    BAAAAAAAAAARH B-Q

  14. The Ninja says:

    NINJA > PIRATES

    FOREVER.

  15. Michelle says:

    ARRR - Me missed talk like a pirate day Me Hearties!
    Me favorite technique: Come to negotiate? Look what I got. I got a jar of dirt, I got a jar of dirt. And guess what’s inside it.  :-) I’ll be offerin’ 0%.
     

  16. Confused says:

    I don’t get the jar of dirt joke…. :( You guess what’s in a jar of dirt, the answer is dirt… And 0% of what? For what? Negotiate what? I don’t understand the whole comment at all :(

  17. Michelle (Claims) says:

    It’s a quote from one of the Pirates of the Carribean movies – Dead Man’s Chest. Watch the movie, it’s great!! I don’t think Pirates explain crazy comments..

  18. ketty says:

    Hi webmaster, commenters and everybody else !!! The blog was absolutely fantastic!

  19. Philip Brumbles says:

    To Michelle, I believe the dirt is actually the ashes of captain Davey Jones that was stolen from the trunk they dug up on the beach…Aaaargh ye maties its Davey Jones Locker… shiver me timbers and cross me heart lest you want to to join him you bunch of scallywags!

  20. Jim says:

    You landlubbers! Ain’t none of ye scurvy scum fit to swab the deck.  Bilge rats, the whole lot a’ ya. I’ll string ya from the yard arm, then make ya walk the plank!

  21. Scott says:

    Davey Jones heart was what was int the dirt in the jar.

  22. KM says:

    Actually, the jar of dirt was given to Jack Sparrow so that he could always carry “land” with him to prevent being taken to Davy Jones’ locker. Davy Jones can only be on land once every ten years and the premise was that by carrying the jar of dirt, Jack Sparrow was safe. At one point in time, the heart is hidden in the jar, but the jar really is just dirt. =)

  23. Ryan says:

    Howdy yall! I reckon today be a good day for me an my kinfolk to saddle up and gather round a fire an heat up a can a beans!

    …wait..sorry wrong post

  24. Johnny Refsal says:

    I wish to put a ding within the universe.
    Individuals will buy something that is ‘one to your customer.’