September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. No, not like real (and clearly bad and dangerous) pirates, but like the chummy pirate characters in the stories of our youth. Here’s how you can make Google also talk like a pirate for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Or, in pirate-speak, September 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. No, nah like real (‘n clearly bad ‘n dangerous) pirates, but like th’ chummy pirate characters in th’ tales o’ our youth. Here’s how ye can make Google also natter like a pirate fer Talk Like a Pirate Day.
In case you’re wondering how International Talk Like a Pirate Day got started, it all began during a game of raquetball, according to the Talk Like a Pirate website (link below), which is run by the two guys who founded Talk Like a Pirate day, John Baur and Mark Summers.
According to John (at least this bit is in his voice), “On this day, for reasons we still don’t quite understand, we started giving our encouragement in pirate slang. Mark suspects one of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. “Arrr!,” he might have said.”
The Talk Like a Pirate site is actually both fun and educational! For example, it offers a list of The Top 10 Pirate Pickup Lines, which include “Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?”, “Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?”, and, the #1 pirate pickup line, according to them, “Prepare to be boarded.”
We highly recommend visiting their site, once you’ve set your Google to talk like a pirate. Here’s how to do that:
How to Make Google Talk Like a Pirate for Talk Like a Pirate Day
From any page on Google, click on ‘Settings’, and choose ‘Languages’ from the drop down menu.
Once on the Google Languages page, click on ‘Show more’.
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Now select ‘Pirate’.
Be sure to select Save!
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Now Google is talking like a pirate!
Google Searrrch and I Be Feelin’ Lucky
Google Options in Pirate Language
Various Google Settings in Pirate Language
By the way, Google also has some other fun languages, including Swedish Chef (bork, bork, bork!), Elmer Fudd, and Hacker!
If you’re wondering just what ‘Hacker’ language looks like in Google, here you go:
Google Hacker Language
Your Preferences Have Been Saved in Google Swedish Chef language Bork bork bork!
Anyways, back to the whole talk like a pirate thing! As we mentioned, the Talk Like a Pirate website is well worth a visit. You can visit the Talk Like a Pirate website here.
Oh, and if you want to start talking online or in text like a pirate yourself today, check out this online pirate translator.
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