Ahoy, me hearties! Learn how to swagger and yammer like a pirate in celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day may have started as a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends in 1995, but it has since grown into an international phenomenon. People all over the world be talkin’ like a pirate just fer the fun of it!
Revel in the pirate festivities with help from your Lumia smartphone. We’ve compiled apps and tools that can help you parrrty like a seafaring swashbuckler.
Pirate Translator (free)
Are ye a landlubber about the ways of the pirate tongue? With this app, you can type in a message and the Pirate Translator will automatically turn it into pirate-speak. It couldn’t be easier!
Pirate Browser (free)
This app will convert or “piratize” any website from plain English into pirate’s English. Click the Search button to search the seven seas (aka “Internet”) as a pirate would as well.
Pirate Name (free)
Don’t have a pirate name yet? The Pirate Name app will randomly generate a pirate name that will surely instill fear into the hearts of slimy bilge rats everywhere. From now on, you may call me “Black Belly Willy.”
Pirate’s Path (free)
Search for ancient pirate treasure in this match-three puzzle game that boasts over 50 unique levels. Gather power-ups, solve engaging puzzles, and save the love of your life as you sail through this exciting game.
Pirate Escape (free)
Shiver me timbers, you’ve been captured! Solve the puzzles and break the codes to escape your cell and regain your freedom in this pirate-themed adventure game.
Assassin’s Creed: Pirates ($4.49 USD)
Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this pirate-themed offshoot of the venerable “Assassin’s Creed” series that’s exclusive to mobile devices.
Movies and TV
Enjoy classic pirate entertainment on your Lumia. Just open the Video app on your phone and search for one of these favorites.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($19.99 USD)
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in a tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise—and mermaids!
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water ($19.99 USD)
When pirate Burger Beard steals the Krabby Patties recipe, SpongeBob and friends must unleash their inner superheroes in order to defeat a super-villain.
Black Sails: Season 1 ($14.99 USD)
This pirate adventure series centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his notorious crew fighting for the survival of New Providence Island.
Email the scallywag in yer life a pirate-themed gift card. Choose a gift card design, select a denomination from $10-$100 USD, enter a recipient’s email address, and include a personal note.
You can email your pirate booty immediately or schedule it for delivery.
Now that ye are versed in the pirate’s tongue, mateys, leave us ye best pirate-sounding comment below or ye’ll walk the plank!
Updated September 30, 2015 5:24 pm