Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day
Yo Ho Ho and Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day, Lads 🎉
It must have been a couple of years ago when I learned about the Talk like a Pirate Day. It was during a lunch break at work and I still remember how some of us were joking around and thinking about possible names for features and settings within TeamViewer.
Since that day, I was secretly hoping for a Pirate language-selector in the TeamViewer settings - specifically on or for that day 😉 You might have seen it in other programs like Google, Outlook, or Facebook already. Like them, I love the idea - aye!
But before going into the details, let´s first clarify one thing:
What is the "Talk Like A Pirate Day"
Created in 1995, each year on September 19th the world is celebrating the Talk like A Pirate Day.
It´s a parodic holiday and the idea of the two friends, John Baur and Mark Summers, to talk like a pirate for one day - initially as a joke between friends. Arrr - but as some things go, their idea went viral, and now, it is a joyful day celebrated internationally.
To clarify: It is not about the real scary piracy but a kind of captain-jack-sparrow-fun we all adored since we were kids (or didn´t you play pirate back then?) 🏝
"Pirate" as language in the settings?
So - the idea was to offer a funny language variant of TeamViewer that is in a kind of Pirate language.
If you now think WHAT?! and wonder what I mean with that, allow me to showcase you the idea:
For this, I went down the deck and designed a pre-view so that we talk about the same (like a pirate of course 😉).
First, let´s go into the advanced TeamViewer settings and switch the language to Pirate.
Disclaimer: This is an edited screenshot - so don´t be disappointed when you do not see "Pirate" in the language switch 🙌
Do you want to go further wit´ this? Ok - let´s go 😉
Once you open your TeamViewer again after the language switch, you will see a slightly changed TeamViewer UI with Pirate instead of English or the language you used to have yer TeamView-arr in.
Admittingly - I am not fluent in Pirate and my version might not be perfect, but I think we are on a good way, aye tar?
Do ye talk Pirate, too?
Now it´s yer turn: Do ye have any good ideas on how to name some of our other features and settings?
I am curious to hear about yer ideas and suggestions (to make our special language version better). As I am still secretly hoping to get such a version in real life, I think, the better the ideas the easier it is to pitch our awesome ideas to our Product Management. And who knows... maybe they think about a special release for the next Talk Like A Pirate Day 🙌 Arrr!
Former Community Manager