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Talk like a pirate day

Arrrgh: Monday is the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day.

The day is a time for people, since the special day was begun in 1995, to talk like buccaneers.

Mixing in some "avast, ye sea-going scum" will undoubtedly make people give a double-take. Then they may decide to get in on the fun, throwing on an eye patch and swinging a flask of ale while signing a sea chantey.

Need a primer on how to act and talk like a pirate? The best help comes from none other than Captain Jack Sparrow, as in the clips below.

1. How to make a spectacular landing from sea:

2. How to serve as a fake judge and hold forth in a courtroom:

3. How to escape from cannibals:

4. And finally, how to steal a ship and coach the landlubbers to adequately help:

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