Prepare Yerselves for Pirate Day on Facebook This Saturday

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean the onset of autumn, nor Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday coming up next week. It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day this Saturday, September 19 — an odd meme from the 1990′s that has found millions of new fans this decade through the internet. If you want to read Facebook in Pirate English, here’s how.

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Facebook has translated its site into Pirate English. Last year, you were able to access the dialect within the normal language chooser available in your account settings. But Pirate English doesn’t appear to be on the list at this point (although maybe Facebook will make it available on Saturday?). For now, if you want to read Pirate, follow this link to Facebook’s ajax language-picker page.

“English (Pirate)” is visible as one of the English dialect options, along with US, UK and “Upside Down” English. Just pick the pirate option and you’ll see Facebook’s masterful site translation go into effect.

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14 Responses to “Prepare Yerselves for Pirate Day on Facebook This Saturday”

  1. Facebook and Pirates? Ye Bet! « THE CHURCH OF FACEBOOK: The Book, the Blog, and the Man Behind Both says:

    [...] friends at Inside Facebook feature a story this morning about how Facebook can help you prepare, proving once again that [...]

  2. DonJuan says:

    facebook pirate day…!!! lol… ;)

  3. Myekale says:

    just letting everyone know….i just went to the language chooser link and “English (pirate)” is no longer there as of 3:26 am Sat. Sept 19, 2009

  4. Joe Dawson says:

    This doesn’t seem as hyped as last year..

  5. Dave McClure says:

    AARRR!!!

  6. Once Again, Facebook Owns ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ On The Web says:

    [...] “pirate” language on Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was quite funny. Naturally, it’s back again this year, and it’s maybe even more [...]

  7. Once Again, Facebook Owns ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ On The Web | Tech Daily says:

    [...] “pirate” language on Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was quite funny. Naturally, it’s back again this year, and it’s maybe even more [...]

  8. Once Again, Facebook Owns ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ On The Web | Submitter says:

    [...] “pirate” language on Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was quite funny. Naturally, it’s back again this year, and it’s maybe even more [...]

  9. Dan Olsen says:

    I see English (Pirate) shows up on the list but clicking on it doesn’t do anything. Blast ye Facebook scallywags and your bugs! Arrrr!!

  10. Dan Olsen says:

    I see “English (Pirate)” on the list, but clicking on it does nothing. Bummer :( Me Firebug tells me ye have a JavaScript error. Blast ye Facebook scallywags and yer bugs! Arrr!

  11. WavesPR » Ahar – ’tis talk like a pirate day says:

    [...] Prepare Yerselves for Pirate Day on Facebook This Saturday (insidefacebook.com) [...]

  12. Roman Kirillov says:

    Nope, yer blasted Ajax page doesn’t work, it doesn’t! Blast ye!!!

  13. Once Again, Facebook Owns ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ On The Web | Filme Gratis Filme Moca says:

    [...] “pirate” language on Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was quite funny. Naturally, it’s back again this year, and it’s maybe even more [...]

  14. Technology blog » Once Again, Facebook Owns ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ On The Web says:

    [...] “pirate” language on Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was quite funny. Naturally, it’s back again this year, and it’s maybe even more [...]

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