Each year, I get excited about and promote International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which occurs annually on September 19. Truth is, I like the idea of having a day devoted to Pirate-ese more than I like actually talking like a pirate.
So when the actual day rolls around, my interest in using pirate-y vernacular typically walks the plank. Perhaps that explains why yesterday I acquired a kitten, rather than a parrot.
Note: Despite my indifference on pirate-speak, I am a stickler on saying “Arrr!” instead of the oft-confused “Arrrgh!” (Read the official explanation here. See also related Lucy and Charlie Brown footage here.)