We all need a break from real estate news every now and then…


Every September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day where people stop concentrating on work and search for anything related to Pirates. According to Wikipedia, International Talk Like A Pirate Day is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by two Americans, John Baur (“Ol’ Chum Bucket”) and Mark Summers (“Cap’n Slappy”), who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like pirate. In 2002, humorist Dave Barry wrote a column on this and the rest, they say, is history.

Here’s a sampling of how much interest there is in this topic:

[Search For Talk Like A Pirate Day Sites]

Notable coverage of this event includes:

[Washington Post]
[National Review]

Other Sites of Interest:

[Talk Like A Pirate Day] This is my developer’s site which was the second most Googled search on the day the Dave Barry article came out in 2002.
[Flickr International Talk Like A Pirate Day Photo Group]
[The Landlover’s Guide to Pirates]
[The Official British Headquarters for International Talk Like A Pirate Day]
[The Official Aussie Site for Talk Like A Pirate Day]

What does this have to do with the real estate economy? I could say something clever like “Thats how some buyers feel about their sellers” or “capital gains tax = pirating profits by the government” but I’d rather not say something clever so…aye! get back to work ‘ya landlubber!


2 Responses to “Talk Like A Pirate Day: September 19, 2005”

  1. pcampbell says:

    Arrrghhhh! Me fine breeches have been awaiting for ye landlubbers to come to yer senses an name a day given some respect to Mungus. An if that scallywag of a Captain (Captain Black J. M.) has anything to say about me dress at work – it’s to Davy Jones’ locker he’ll go!

  2. Lea says:

    Chips Ahoy!