Cool “Easter Egg” In Facebook…Become A Facebook Pirate In Two Easy Steps

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Pirate Facebook

My good friend Kelly told me about this “Facebook Secret” and I have to admit it’s hilarious AND I’m going to share it with you (in case you haven’t found it yet)…  Facebook has allowed a BETA language called English (Pirate) and it changes quite a bit of the Facebook text from standard English to Pirate “lingo”. 

Here are a few of the gems:

  • What be troublin’ ye?
  • Make yer mark
  • This be pleasin’ to me eye
  • 4 scallywags be enjoyin’ this
  • 1 grog fest sighted from the Crow’s Nest
  • Mates Y’might Know
  • Shinin’ treasures
  • Stash belowdecks
  • Thar be more

Here’s the “how to”:

Step 1:

First scroll all of the way down to the bottom of yer “Home Port”.
Find the “Facebook (c) 2009   English (US)”  link at the bottom, lower-left corner:


Click it!

Step 2:

Select English (Pirate) Beta from the popup list and click OKAY!

That’s it!  Now ye be a Facebook pirate, Arghh!

Hope you have fun with it… I did.


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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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