On a weekend away with some friends, lots of kids and lots of adults, we decided to have a pirate theme. It was mandatory for young and old all to wear a pirate outfit and to talk like a pirate or they would be forced to walk the plank.
It’s amazing how dressing up and talking like a pirate seems to cheer everybody up, and not just the people in the outfits.
Everybody it seems has the ability to talk “pirate”.
All day complete strangers were more than happy to offer their own pirate impressions, “Ahoy me hearties!”, “Shiver me timbers”, “Arr Jim Lad” and “Pieces of eight” were offered up wherever we went.
We should probably thank Captain Pugwash, Captain Feathersword and Captain Jack Sparrow for making Pirating so popular.
So you can all enjoy the experience put 19th September in your diary, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day !
Check out www.talklikeapirate.com
I think there is a lot we can learn from pirates about leadership! Seriously though thanks for your insightful blog – enjoying your postings.