Video: Shiver me timbers! It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrrrr!!! Ahoy, me hearties!

The Jolly Roger is flying high today as pirate fans celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Norfolk's own Stephen Fry has paid tribute to the pirate day by tweeting 'Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day, me swabs. Arrr.'

Here at the Evening News and EDP office some of the team have been donning pirate attire and have recorded a special message for readers, and staff at the Norwich Theatre Royal have also been putting on their best pirate voices and sharing some of their favourite phrases.

When asked why he thinks people are fascinated by the likes of Captain Hook, John Bultitude, Norwich Theatre Royal press officer, said: 'I think everyone loves pirates - it is the whole escapism thing, how you can just escape into a story, just like at the theatre.


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'It is a childhood thing too - as a child everyone likes playing at being pirates!'

Lewis Dunham, a bartender at the theatre, added: 'It all the being out at sea, getting to make your own adventures, and having the freedom of doing what you want, plus all that collecting of treasure - and who doesn't like treasure!'

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How to talk like a pirate:

Ahoy, me hearties - Hello my friends

Avast! - Stop and give your attention

Aye! - Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.

Aye aye! - I'll get right on that sir.

Arrr! - can mean different things including I agree, I'm happy, or I'm enjoying this beer,

All hands hoay - all hands on deck

Shiver me timbers - an exclamation, of surprise or otherwise

Booty -treasure

• Share your favourite pirate phrases and tales below.

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