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Pirates? Let'em walk the plank, I say.

Tomorrow, as Branko and others remind me, is Talk Like a Pirate Day. How fast a year rolls around! It seemed like only yesterday that people were going "Arr, matey" and "Shiver me timbers" randomly in online conversations and submitting sexy pirate drawings to DeviantArt.
Come to think of it, it was yesterday. And the day before, and the day before that, and generally every damned day since September 19, 2004. Every day is Talk Like a Pirate Day now.
It's been done, milked, sucked dry and then bled until it was just a hollow shell of what it was even two years ago (when I first heard of it). It's not funny anymore. So I propose that we just forget about the whole thing for a year or so, and pretend that all those people going "Arr" are all Devonshire farmers. Farmers. Yes, that will work. Farmers with eyepatches and parrotsducks. No pirates here, no sirree. And that's no sea shanty we be singin' but a traditional ploughin' song. Avast, bucko, sheep ahoy! Prepare to board!
By the way, if I never see a ninja, monkey or robot anymore it'll be too soon.

P.S. But that keyboard Branko linked to? That's still pretty funny.

(Late correction: that should be Devonshire, not Lancashire. The idea was that that area was where the pirate lingo came from)

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