Ahoy! International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Storytellin’

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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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!