While some choose to say things like "aye, matey" and "arrrrrr," I prefer to focus on the present-day Pirates, of the Pittsburgh variety.
In an effort to please all sides, I'll give an example with a little bit of both brands of Pirate talk: "Yarrrr, we really suck at baseball, and couldn't buy a trip to the playoffs if they were selling them on Expedia."
Did I get it right?
Anyway... As it turns out, I'm not the only one who celebrates this holiest of holidays. The Twitter world was, well, atwitter with folks getting in on the action. Here are some of my favorites:
"You guys really thought we were gonna contend for the NL Central? Our starting pitching is awful." -- Talk like a (Pittsburgh) Pirate day— Robert Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) September 19, 2012
"Why can't we catch the Reds.I miss Roberto Clemente" It's talk like a Pirate day— Larry Hansgen (@larryhansgen) September 19, 2012
We really need Willie Stargell back. #TalkLikeAPirateDay— Megs (@YankeeMegInPHL) September 19, 2012
"To Pittsburgh fans, sorry for yet another late season fold. Maybe next year" - My contribution to National Talk Like a Pirate Day— R.C. Sproul Jr. (@rcsprouljr) September 19, 2012
"Yep, I know we've disappointed our fans with a late season slump again this year!" ---Talk Like a Pittsburgh Pirate Day— David Craig (@davidcraigstl) September 19, 2012
I am at .503, which puts me #4 in the NL Central standings. (It's Talk Like a Pittsburgh Pirate Day. I don't think I'm doing this right.)— Jeff Ryan (@dailymario) September 19, 2012
International "Talk Like a Pittsburgh Pirate Day":Random Person: How'd ya do last night, Matey?Pittsburgh Pirate: We lost.....again :(— Bill Perez (@TheBillPerez) September 19, 2012
Talk Like a Pirate Day: "I wish our franchise performed better at baseball. We are a sub-par team at best who embarrasses Pittsburgh."— Reuben Glaser (@Reubnick) September 19, 2012
Today is Talk Like a Pittsburgh Pirate Day. So here goes: I was 14 games over .500 and have completely gone in the tank— paul rinkes (@pr9000) September 19, 2012
"Egad, the Brewers stole 7 bases on us last night! Shameful!"---Talk Like A Pittsburgh Pirate Day— David Craig (@davidcraigstl) September 19, 2012
“Damn, we lost again.” Isn’t this talk like a Pittsburgh Pirate Day?— Arnie M (@123arnie) September 19, 2012
Ahoy, Today is national "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Too bad Astros aren't playing Pittsburgh.— Greg Lucas(@GREGCLUCAS) September 19, 2012
"I can't wait until I get traded to the Yankees." #TalkLikeAPirateDay— Adam Reisinger (@AdamReisinger) September 19, 2012
"We SERIOUSLY have another game today??!?!" #TalkLikeAPirateDay— Mr. Sports Journo (@BIGSPORTSWRITER) September 19, 2012
If you have some examples of your own, feel free to post them in the comments below. Enjoy!