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Avast Ye Bilge Rats!

arrrr - talk like a pirate (image of pirate)Don’t forget that tomorrow (Sep. 19) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAPD). Now, lest you become confused, this is about talking like the Hollywood interpretation of a pirate, not a modern-day pirate. So, you are entirely within your rights to says something like, “ahoy ye’ scurvy sea dog!” instead of hello, when you greet the postal worker tomorrow. (Warning: he may be confused.)

Modern day pirates, of course, have entirely different vocabulary. They say things like, “Hey Bill, how much financial leverage did we get from the arbitrage of that security yesterday?” and “Let’s increase the valuation by accessing asymmetric information.”

If you’d like to talk like a Hollywood pirate, you can check out the official website or if you want to talk like a real pirate, you may want to start with this JP Morgan Chase Glossary.


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