1. Saying “arr”.
  2. Thinking of puns involving saying “arrr”.
  3. Saying “me hearties”.
  4. Saying “arr, me hearties”.
  5. Wenching (or, if you’re a female pirate, “menching”).
  6. Pirates Of The Caribbean/Black Sails marathons.
  7. Learning your pirate history. What was the Golden Age of Piracy? Why was Sir Francis Drake considered the “Queen’s Pirate”? Why were pirates early examples of democratic capitalism? Where did the modern pirate accent originate from?
  8. Driving while wearing an eye patch as a talking parrot screeches on your shoulder.
  9. Debating the ultimate question … Who would win in a fight, pirates or ninjas?
  10. Rum shots.

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