“Unlearn what you have learned, you must.” – Yoda
Yoda is that mighty little green guy who is full of sage advice! And, in the case of National Talk Like Yoda Day, following his advice means unlearning what you have learned about sentence order and changing the way you speak English.
Rearrange your sentences, will you?
Try, you must!
History of National Talk Like Yoda Day
Yoda makes his first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back (later subtitled Episode V), which is the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy. This movie was released in 1980 and is the place where Yoda shows up as a Jedi Master for Luke Skywalker. His quirky little way of speaking makes the delivery of the sage wisdom of this little green humanoid even more interesting.
It probably doesn’t hurt that Yoda’s connection to the force also makes him stronger than even most Jedi warriors, even though he is very small. Of course, as Yoda would say, “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?”
If the voice of Yoda sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that! In the Star Wars films, the voice of Yoda was played by well-known voice actor Frank Oz, who was one of the original creators of the Muppets along with Jim Henson. Frank Oz was also responsible for the voices of other Muppets characters, including Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Animal. On Sesame Street, he gave voice to Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover, among other characters.
National Talk Like Yoda Day provides a perfect opportunity to pay homage to this little green character in a most favorable way! So be ready and celebrate, will you?
And…. May the Force be with you.
How to Celebrate National Talk Like Yoda Day
Have tons of fun and share some sage wisdom in honor of National Talk Like Yoda Day. Enjoy the day and celebrate with some of these delightful ideas:
Talk Like Yoda
Wondering how to best celebrate National Talk Like Yoda Day? Simply turn those sentences around by ordering them Object-Subject-Verb. And then, just for fun, ask a little question at the end. It’s as easy as that!
Of course, it helps if you have something deep and interesting to say. But, if not, that’s okay too. Even saying something as mundane as “I am going to the bathroom” can be turned into “Go to the bathroom, I must.” Because that’s how Yoda would say it!
Watch Some Star Wars Films
Get some inspiration to celebrate National Talk Like Yoda Day by going back to the place where it all began – the Star Wars movies.
Although Yoda’s character doesn’t actually make an appearance in the first film of the trilogy, it may be worth starting there just for continuity and then move on to The Empire Strikes Back. After that, check out some of the films that include Yoda, such as:
- Return of the Jedi (1983)
- Star Wars Episodes 1-3 (1999-2005)
- The Force Awakens (2015)
- The Last Jedi (2017)