PSA: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like referenda and indissolubility of marriage, let’s keep our eyes focuse on what really matters.

Today is…

Talk Like A Pirate Day.

If you do nothing else, please use the exclamation “YARRRR!” (aka “ARRRR!”) at least 5 times before bedtime.

This has been a public service announcement.

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  1. Charles E Flynn says:

    Just to save wear-and-tear on Google:

  2. McCall1981 says:

    We can talk about both issues if the Synod decides to address whether pirates can receive communion. I hear Card Kasper wants to allow it.

  3. L. says:

    I once told my former parish Priest that he said the pirate’s Lord’s Prayer at Mass.

    “What do you mean?” he said.

    I replied, “Instead of ‘Our’ Father, you say ‘Arrrh’ Father.”

  4. Pirates for Communion! Merciful God, merciful Church!

  5. acardnal says:

    But Father, but Father . . . what would Captain Jack Aubrey say about this exercise?!

  6. KAS says:

    Avast ye matey’s! Talk like a pirate, ARRRRR! and remember to go to confession and Mass this weekend! Arrrrrr!

    giggle! Ai! I do enjoy silly. Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!

  7. LarryW2LJ says:

    And for you Hams, out there – tonight is the “Talk Like a Pirate QSO Party”

    Avast ye swabs! Raise the tri-bander and point ‘er to the sou’west ……. Arrrrgh! Cut the lines and raise the jibs and the dipoles, ye scurvy dogs!

  8. MariaKap says:

    Arrrr. And don’t be fergettin yer pirate name, mateys!

    Maria – aka:
    Miranda “Fierce And Foul” Fiddick
    “The Curse of Craggy Cliffs!”
    This pirate be sending off the navy quaking in their boots!

  9. tmhester says:

    As a graduate of the great Seton Hall University (and still a practicing Catholic, no less!) I must concur. Ahoy, mateys! Argh!!!

  10. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    If St. Godric of Finchale was a pirate, as some evidence suggests, we can also sing like a reformed pirate! (Or, finding the manuscript notation – photographed in his Wikipedia article, for example – a bit heavy going, we can at least hear others doing so, at You Tube, for instance.)

    But, o ye scholars, how can we get a good idea of how ot talk like Dr. Baldassare Cossa, who died as Cardinal-Bishop of Tusculum, but was earlier some other things, including, reputedly, a pirate?

  11. robtbrown says:

    All movie pirates are a footnote to Robert Newton

  12. Elizabeth D says:

    How come you never come to the party? I saw you talking animatedly with a certain person at the end and really wanted to know what you were saying! Probably talking like a pirate.

  13. EVERY day should be Talk Like A Pirate Day …

  14. Mike says:

    Philippa Martyr says: EVERY day should be Talk Like A Pirate Day …

    Agreed, especially since it seems as if every other news item in the past week makes me say ARRRGH…

  15. amsjj1002 says:

    In my neck of the woods, we said GARRR! Maybe it’s a regional thing?

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