So avast and prepare to be boarded! I present one o' me racket's better-known sayings, suitably translated:
Aye, for God the Cap'n so loved the world that he sent his only Son the first mate on deck, that whosoever o' ye follows him shall never be sunk but have fair seas and winds abaft the beam fer all time t' come. For God the Cap'n did not send his Son the first mate on deck to make the earth walk the plank, but that the earth through him might become part o' the Heavenly Treasure Chest.
And all the Cap'n's crew said, "Arr!"
And one question, if it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- how do you talk like a pirate in French? "Avast there, and prepare to win a victory without firing ye a shot!" OK, unfair, I know, and Jean Lafitte was a mighty bloodthirsty pirate and he was French.
Check out some pirate tunes in honor of the day.