Note: Facebook has removed the “English (Pirate)” option from the list of supported languages, rendering this post moot.
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Facebook has an enormous user base that literally spans the globe, which means they necessarily support a number of other languages in addition to English.
One of those supported languages is “Pirate English”. And yes, I am very serious.
Once you set your preferred language to Pirate English, you’ll be greeted with “Pirate language” in various places on the page (don’t worry, it’s all family friendly and in good fun!).
If you’d like to give it a try, follow these simple instructions to become a “Pirate” on Facebook:
1 – Log in to your Facebook account.
2- Click on the Down Arrow located on the right end of the blue bar at the top of the Facebook window.
3 – Click Settings.
4 – Click the Language and Region link over in the left-hand column.
5 – Click the Edit link at the end of the Facebook Language line.
6 – Select English (Pirate) from the list of languages in the drop-down menu.
7 – Click Save Changes.
Well Matey, you’re now a pirate in the world of Facebook! Click on Home Port (what non-pirates refer to as Home) in the upper right-hand corner of the Facebook window to display your news feed. Give the page a quick scan and you’ll see all kinds of Pirate-Speak.
If you get bored with plunderin’ the high seas of Facebook and decide to switch back to regular English, here’s how:
1 – Log in to your Facebook account and click the Down Arrow located in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
2 – Click Settings.
3 – Click the Language link over in the left-hand column.
4 – Click the Mend th’ sails link at the end of the “What language do you want to use Facebook in?” line.
4 – Select English (US) from the list of languages in the top dropdown box. Note: If you aren’t in the United States simply choose your preferred language.
5 – Click Stow Changes.
You can now release your parrot and put away your eye patch and hook because your pirate days are over.
Bonus tip: While you’re in the mood to have some fun on Facebook, why not try typing an “upside down” status update or comment? It’s easy! This post explains how.
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