Last night Frank Brown commented to me, "Isn't 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' coming up soon?"
"It's sometime in September," I said.
Sure enough, it was yesterday. But, according to the official "Talk Like a Pirate Day" web site, "September 19th falls on a Friday this year, so some folks are partyin' all Talk Like A Pirate weekend."
So this is your opportunity. Don your tri-cornered hat, grab your cutlass & grog, and hoist the skull and crossbones above your deck. Aye matey, then ye kin impress yer shipmates and catch the attention of nearby land lubbers this weekend by hollering over the taffrail, "Avast ye slimy bilge rats, lay down yer arms, man the boat hooks, and come aboard! There's plenty of rum for everyone."
Here's the official "Talk Like a Pirate Day" web address:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.