Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

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Yarrr! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Tis due to Dave Barry (sure I usedta be readin’ him when I was moored up stateside) that this day be brought to me attention.

This sort of absurdity rarely penetrates here in Ireland. Irish culture is already full to the brim with the absurd – making it difficult for new absurdities to find a home here. I mentioned TLAPD in the blog last year. I’m fairly certain I was the only Irish blog to have done so (the rest have, obviously, more sense).

But this year – oh ho! – the most popular blog in Ireland, Twenty Major, blogged about talk like a pirate day.

I only regret that the grumpy frenchman isn’t here to see it.