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Celebrate 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' With Movies!

19 September 2009 5:02 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

"Aargh!" "Ahoy, matey!" "Shiver me timbers!" Ok, that's it, I'm out of buccaneer bon mots, which are pretty much essential in order to honor Talk Like a Pirate Day, celebrated annually on September 19. And even those pirate sayings are ones I took from an article on the event in Los Angeles Times, which credits John "Oi' Chumbucket" Bauer and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers for igniting the tradition years ago.

When it comes to movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series comes trippingly to mind, especially since Disney just announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be coming ashore in Summer 2011, with Johnny Depp returning as Jack Sparrow. But it's pretty tough to talk like Johnny Depp -- believe me, I've tried, and gotten my face slapped as a result -- so what other movie pirates can we safely imitate? Here's a quick list: Errol Flynn. I'm working on my Australian accent, »

- Peter Martin

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