Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
But of course, EVERY day is ‘Talk Like A Pirate‘ day in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. With our sea-faring heritage (see Admiral Blake and Capt. William Dampier) and world-famous port Bristol right on our doorstep, it’s only natural that Pirates are nearly always depicted with South-West England accents.
And Somerset is justifiably a
‘go-to’ accent for Pirate-speak, because the county is not without its famous swashbuckling sons. Blackbeard himself was a Bristolian, and there are several Somerset-born buccaneers listed in the “Pirate’s Who’s Who“.
So Yarrrr! Avast!!! Tighten the mainsail, and throw in a ‘yo-ho-ho’ for good measure. Be proud of your Somerset accent on today of all days!