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Pirates gather for Ahoy Mateys class at Edmond Multi-Purpose Activity Center

Edmond pirates gathered in their swashbuckling attire as they recognized International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Young pirates attended an Ahoy Mateys class at the Edmond Multi-Purpose Activity Center.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 21, 2013
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It was everything pirate at the Edmond Multi-Purpose Activity Center this week when a group of young pirate impersonators recognized International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Some were dressed in their finest swashbuckling attire at the Ahoy Matey class at the Edmond Multi-Purpose Activity Center.

The best way to talk like a pirate, according to the International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web page, is to double up on adjectives. Pirates never speak of “a big ship”; they call it a “great, grand ship.” They never say “never,” they say “No nay ne'er!”

Instead of saying “I am”, sailing pirates say, “I be,” according to the website. Instead of saying “You are”, they say, “You be”. Ne'er speak in anythin' but the present tense, aspiring pirates are instructed.

People on Thursday were encouraged to not only look the part, but brush up on high-seas jargon, too.