It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for – International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Piracy represents the deviation from the machine of society. In modern culture, they are glorified for their powerful leadership and boisterous attitudes.
So put on your best, stylish pirate costume, an eye patch, and grab that sword. It’s time to talk like your favorite pirate. Arrrr…
Here are seven of the greatest pirates to imitate on this notable International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
1. Captain James Hook
All millennials remember good ol' Robert Williams as Peter Pan. And who can forget the splendid fairy, Tinker Bell? Hook is an all-time favorite pirate delight with Dustin Hoffman as the brilliant Captain James Hook.
Can you impersonate Captain Hook? Warning: He's quite angry at Peter Pan in this clip.
2. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
The heartthrob, Johnny Depp, as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean gives a spectacular pirate performance. He's feisty, sarcastic, and witty, and he is known to escape the most dire situations. Best of all - this pirate's make-up skills are impressive. Don't forget your eyeliner!
View his escape from the king in Pirates of the Caribbean clip.
3. Long John Silver: Treasure Island
The 1954 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island features Robert Newton as the infamous Long John Silver. Newton has gone down as the leading patron of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. He had a pet parrot named Captain Flint so go out to your local pet shop, and get the most vibrant colored parrot in honor of Long John Silver today.
4. Ching Shih/Zheng Yi Sao
Now for a real pirate. Ching Shih, also known as Zheng Yi Sao, is one of the most successful pirates in the world. She, yes she was a badass female pirate, commanded over 300 Chinese ships protected by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates. She challenged empires and ruled the China Sea in early 19th century.
Try imitating this powerful female pirate.
5. Grace O'Malley
The 16th century Ireland Pirate Queen was a fearless leader who challenged Ireland's political landscape. Rejecting gender norms of the 16th century, this female warrior knew she belonged to the sea ruling most of West Coast Ireland with the fleet of O'Malley trading ships.
Can you emulate the mistress of Ireland's western waves?
6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
A 2012 British-American film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, may be worth a watch on this memorable pirate day. Set in the 18th century, Hugh Grant plays the Pirate Captain who leads a bunch of amateur pirates out on the open sea. There are many pirates to mimic in this film and with a British accent too!
7. Muppet Treasure Island
It's the Muppets doing what the Muppets do best. This time as pirates. Enjoy.