Scurvy curses! Yesterday was International Speak Like A Pirate Day, and I didn't know until it was way too late. Why does no-one tell me these things? I love a good "Yarrr!"
Of course if I did speak like a pirate round here people would probably just assume it was some quaint English phrase they'd not heard before. This was something I realised the other day when I got tongue tied in the middle of a sentence, and as a result completely mangled a perfectly normal expression; later in the conversation the person I was talking to then repeated the phrase exactly as I had said it, clearly under the impression that was the British way of putting it. I managed not to laugh, but how funny would it be to convince people that Pirate speak is in fact just the way people talk in South London? It is SO tempting!