Bad Timing By Hollywood
Why, of all days, would six major movie studios choose to announce a big anti-piracy campaign on Talk Like A Pirate Day?
Piracy was occasionally a popular subject on the boats. I used to be a big fan of the concept of turning to piracy (boarding cruise ships and taking the money and valuables from passengers) as a way of paying for expensive repair parts. And all the nukes who were standing bridge phonetalker or throttleman used to love to come to the "Pirating" (Piloting) briefs for underways or landings. Argghhh, matey! Avast, ye scurvy dogs!
Update 0932 20 Sep: Ninme celebrated "Talk Like A Pirate Day" here and here.