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Pirattitude!: So you Wanna Be a Pirate?: Here's How! Paperback – September 6, 2005
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About the Author
John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers came up with the idea for Talk Like a Pirate Day during an ill-fated game of racquetball way back in 1995, making it the first holiday that ever originated as a sports injury. They adamantly deny that there was any grog-swilling involved, though they both admit to swilling more than their fair share of grog at other times.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's the thing I did not expect about the book, and loved: This book educates you, when you're not looking, on pirate history. Can you name the Seven Seas? My doubloon says you can't. The answer is in "Pirattidue" along with a heaping of similarly fascinating bits. It also educates you on how to be a pirate. For real. Yes, you might need a time machine to hone your technique, but if you're interested in how it was done, you won't be disappointed. And if you don't find this interesting, you'll be proven wrong.
That said, it is still a bit of a stretch to turn this material into a complete book. I would stack my pirate street cred (ship cred?) up against anyone's. I've given a 45-minute lecture to medical residents in full regalia and voice, and yet even I was finding that the schtick was getting a bit old by the end.
Bottom line - this is a great gift for the pirate in your life. If you personally know a swarthy dog, or have a friend who likes to go by the name "Black Dave", then this would be the perfect thing to give them on "Talk Like A Pirate Day". Five stars if that is why you are buying. If, on the other hand, you are just a casual reader with little interest in a silly pirate book, then 2-3 stars would be about right.
Learn how to find your inner pirate. It'll change your life! And with Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket as your guides, you'll laugh a lot too.
Great book for an funny evening read.
Overall, it's sophomoric humor but still enjoyable and is here to try and lighten people up to partake in the ludicrous-yet-fun phenom of Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you expect anything more than you shall be deservingly pummeled with fists and forehead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick shipping something different for reading on how to be a piratePublished 20 months ago by Chris MaRLEY
This book is so much fun to read that I cannot put it down. It males me want to peirce my ear and grown my beard out and make you walk the plank.Published on October 4, 2013 by Shawn
As a raging pirate junkie and a nerd, I have a vast collection of books just about every book on piracy. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by Piratical Bug
"The Pirate Life" is written in bespectacled Pirate speak that pours what they call Pir-attitude "Arrr Matey. What's that your carryin' 'neath yur nickers? Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Michael
The book is just an elaboration on the "Talk like a Pirate Day" and if you think that is funny, you'll like this book. Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by G. Powell
This had a few funny bits, but I think I only laughed out loud twice. The second half of the book was painful, it had gotten so predictable. I could have finished it for them. Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by Heather Jo
Great for "Talk Like a Pirate Day" or any day you just want to smile, this book is jam-packed with ideas and vocabulary for a modern buccaneer.Published on October 9, 2007 by Jill Rust
This would be the quintessential tome on how to be a pirate, if pirates could read and used word like "quinessential" and "tome". Read morePublished on July 8, 2007 by Mr. Douglas T. Reimer
I thought this was a kitschy book, and pirates ARE gaining popularity again, so it was a good read. I had a bunch of real laugh out louds, which is always great. Read morePublished on June 15, 2007 by Jaime Monnat