With thoughts of ransom, rescue and revenge;
All, save repose or flight: still lingering there
Breathed Conrad's spirit, and forbade despair
What'er his fate - the breasts he form'd and led
Will save him living, or appease him dead
Woe to his foes! there yet survived a few
Whose deeds are daring, as their hearts are true.
~ George Gordon Lord Byron, "The Corsair" stanza IV
Because there are a thousand ways to talk like a pirate, many thanks to The Pirate Guys (pictured) John "Cap'n Slappy" Baur and Mark "Ol' Chumbucket" Summers for taking up the torch and leading us all into International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Stop by their website and say a hearty "Thankee, mates!"