Shiver me timbers and blow the man down. It’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” I happen to love this particular day of the year. I’ve played the part of a lady pirate many a time, while the winds be tossing me ship about and the waves swabbing the deck so I don’t have to.
Of all the scurvy dogs out there, my favorite character was Polly the Pirate in a play called “The Treasure Quest.” Our ship ran aground and we landed on a deserted island. I was the ship’s cook and had to resort to cooking the cap’n’s parrot for dinner. We found a treasure map hidden in a coconut – the lines were in the coconut. Actually they were in there so I could remember them.
‘Twas a fine play, it was. I blackened me teeth so it looked like I had none. Today I could play the part by simply removing them. Jack Sparrow, eat yer heart out. Polly the pirate is ready to take ye on. Be prepared to walk the plank and be fed to the sharks. Polly’s cooking tonight.