The Huge International Speak Like a Pirate Day Treasure Hunt

johnboy 9 September 2008 47

From the event’s Facebook page:

    “Friday 19th September is International Speak Like a Pirate Day. For all those budding pirates out there, this event is for you.

    A treasure hunt to end all treasure hunts! On this greatest of days a collection of pirates will be competing for the treasure.

    At 6pm all pirates will meet to collect their treasure maps and treasure hunting gear. Then it will be all on as they compete to be the first one to the treasure chest full of booty (i mean that in the pirate sense of the word – you know, prizes and stuff) Pirates will have to overcome challenges, work out clues, follow the map and use your pirate skills to find the treasure.

    Registration for this event costs $15. We encourage you to dress like a pirate. And of course you MUST speak like a pirate. You can work as a team or as a pair, but there will be only one winner in the end!

    To attend the Hunt you will need to register and pay – we need definite numbers before the day because certain purchases need to be made, and I need to know how many treasure maps to provide!

    So. There are three ways of doing this. To register I actually just need your name, mobile number.

    To pay you can either:

    1. Direct deposit into my bank account. Ask me for my bank details.

    2. Post a cheque to PO Box 1049 Dickson ACT 2602 with your name and details

    3. Buy a ticket at either the Hive or Circus Space Showcase (Friday 12th and Sunday 14th Sep, Embroiderers Guild, Gorman House Arts Centre, tix available from 6.00-7.30pm – you don’t have to stay for the shows, but you should!)

    See you there on the day! Yar.

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47 Responses to The Huge International Speak Like a Pirate Day Treasure Hunt
Granny Granny 8:29 pm 19 Sep 08

Ye’ll need to be drinkin’ six kegs fo’ t’ quota, ye rumsucking barnacle, or ye’ll be wearin’ yer yardarm an’ drinkin’ yer ale in Davy Jones’ locker wi’ a belly full o’ tin, avast and ahoy!

Arrrr, I be gettin’ the hangman’s noose of this!


BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:19 pm 19 Sep 08

Avast ye scum. I’m going to splice the mainbrace as soon as the sun gets over the yardarm. Actually that was at the 7 bells, so I’m off to get me a skin-full of rum and ale.

I had lost of meetings today and didn’t have the opportunity to talk much like a pirate (despite being a contractor working on a maritime contract for a fleet of new boats – oh, the irony!) so I hope the above fills my quota for the day.

Granny Granny 5:18 pm 19 Sep 08

Whereas my boycott was purely accidental … *chuckle*

I mean, arrrrr!

Aurelius Aurelius 5:07 pm 19 Sep 08

Now that Pirate Day is some kind of fundraiser for cancer or some such garbage, the geeks at my work have joined me in boycotting it.

Granny Granny 4:55 pm 19 Sep 08

I be knowin’ I be, ye locquacious wench, ye! I be deservin’ to be fish food, arrrrrr!!

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 4:51 pm 19 Sep 08

Granny said :

Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! I’ve gone and forgotten to be speaking like a scurvy pirate dog!! Hoist me on my own petard, maties, and keel haul my gizzards.

Avast! Granny ye land lubber! Off down the plank wi’ ye, ye scurvy dog …



Davo111 Davo111 4:45 pm 19 Sep 08

Gungahlin Al said :

To talk like a pirate, use this simple translator:

aha and i thought you were going to mention this: (pirate keyboard)

Granny Granny 4:09 pm 19 Sep 08

Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! I’ve gone and forgotten to be speaking like a scurvy pirate dog!! Hoist me on my own petard, maties, and keel haul my gizzards.

Roma Roma 3:34 pm 19 Sep 08

I will go as an eyepatch

Granny Granny 2:21 pm 10 Sep 08

Actually, pirate mermaids are so last season. I’m going as Overheard’s parrot.

Overheard Overheard 2:08 pm 10 Sep 08

BTW, that abover comment was @ NH, not @ JB. And given JB’s comments, the point (like the TV with the sound off) was moot.

Overheard Overheard 2:06 pm 10 Sep 08

^^^ After 27 posts, my bet would be: nobody here knows. Make like a chef and go to the source, young (wo)man. Seek and you shall find. Or if you were going on a treasure hunt in the Punjab, sikh and you shall find.

johnboy johnboy 2:05 pm 10 Sep 08

As noted above you only get to know the location if you buy the ticket.

Sounds like they know pirates rather well.

NH NH 2:02 pm 10 Sep 08

Is anyone going to tell me where this event is being held? Geez, fair enough question really 😛

Thumper Thumper 10:22 am 10 Sep 08

Celtic actually. Closer cultural ties to Ireland and Normandy than to England.

Granny Granny 10:09 am 10 Sep 08

Oh, yes! Cornwall isn’t England either …

Overheard Overheard 9:42 am 10 Sep 08

There’s an absolutely cracking song about the diaspora from Cornwall called ‘Cousin Jack’. I think it’s ‘Trad’ by now (don’t quote me) and my favourite version is by Sydney’s bunch of ex-pat poms the ‘Wheeze and Suck Band’, but there’s a slightly less lustrous version by some other mob here:

Thumper Thumper 9:34 am 10 Sep 08

I left the wilds of Cornwall at a young age

Overheard Overheard 9:25 am 10 Sep 08

Thumper said :

Lost most of it I would suggest 😉

You musicians are so careless.

Actually, for someone from Penzance country, your English is coming on a treat!

Thumper Thumper 9:21 am 10 Sep 08

Lost most of it I would suggest 😉

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