Ladies and Gentlemen, today is my day. All over the internet people are swapping their usual "hello" for a hearty "avast, ye scurvy dog!"
It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Thanks (I mean, "Arrr.. Ye be a fine matey") to everyone who has chosen to recognise it. Wil Wheaton, my favourite blogger and the unofficial patron saint of my own blog, thoughtfully linked to the Wikipedia entry on the subject, where there are some pirate cliches you can try out for yourselves.
As the Dread Pirate Robert, I wish you well and wish for pieces of eight for all!