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9/19/07-Longview

Longview Celebrates "Talk Like Pirate Day"

   Today is "International Talk Like A Pirate Day", and some in Longview were participating in the quirky observance. The obscure holiday is set every September 19th to glorify the age of Buccaneers. But instead of the high seas, this holiday was forged in Cleveland by 2 businessmen looking to add some silliness to life.

   "Being a pirates tough I can't tell you why" said one Pine Tree Resident.

  "Shiver ya'lls timbers" said Longview businesswoman Caroline Stringer.

      The "Jack Sparrow" character from Pirates of the Caribbean, has inspired a resurgence in pirate talk.

   "Well it's kind of a 16th -17th century version of rap" said one observer.

 Everyone is encouraged to talk Pirate, and some had a distinct East Texas twang.

 "Yo ho ho and bottle of rum, ya'll" said one Longview resident.

     Pirate costumes are now the top sellers at places like Parties Plus.

   "We have a had a resurgence because of Pirates of the Caribbean probably" said Stringer.

    And if you'd like more information, we've set up a link on International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Just Click on "Know More On 7" to learn everything you need to know about this day.

    Bob Hallmark, Reporting bhallmark@kltv.com

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