I can’t believe it’s that time of year again already…International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Okay, it’s not one of the biggest or best known holidays, but you’ve got to admit it’s a lot of fun and pretty creative. It gives the average adult an excuse be a little silly. Especially after a week where the news is with tragedy and heartbreak, there are a lot of people who could use just a little bit of silly.
Days like International Talk Like a Pirate Day do something else for us. They help us with our storytelling. No really, they do!
We see ourselves as more of a character when we take part. That automatically makes us feel free to use language that we normally don’t use. Most people I know don’t stop with just one tweet, it becomes a series of tweets or an email or a post. It’s not a novel, but not all storytelling has to be. Storytelling can be as simple as talking about your day, or what happened on the way home, or inventing reasons for coworkers to walk mythical planks.
Talking like a pirate is fun. It also challenges us to flex creative muscles most of us don’t get to use everyday. So me hearties, join the party!
Don’t be a lily livered landlubber! Leave ye best pirate story in the comments below…if ‘ya dare!
- Aaaar! It’s ITLAPD = International Talk Like a Pirate Day; September 19, 2013. (dshenai.wordpress.com)