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International Talk like a Pirate Day!
Talk Like a Pirate
Ahoy! Children love to play pirate games, but who says that we cannot play these games when we grow up? International Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on September 19, and this unique holidays gives you every excuse to bring our your best pirate phrases.
Of course, you're welcome to take the holiday a step further and also dress like a pirate.
History of Talk Like a Pirate Day
Told in English
The international sensation, Talk Like a Pirate Day, was the brainchild of John Baur and Mark Summers. As told by the creators of the holiday, on June 6, 1995, while playing racquetball "for reasons [they] don't quite understand," the boys started giving each other encouragement in pirate slang. At the end at the day, they "...realized that lapsing into pirate lingo had made the game more fun and the time pass more quickly. We decided then and there that what the world really needed was a new national holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day."
John and Mark credit their friend Brian Rhodes for reminding the trio to celebrate the holiday for the next seven years. In 2002, the trio emailed syndicated columnist Dave Barry, figuring that he could help bring attention to their International holiday. "...we offered him the only thing we had, the chance to be official national spokesman for the event." Dave Barry wrote a column about this holiday, and the rest, my friends, is history.
History o' Talk Like a Pirate Day
Translated to Pirate Slang
In case you are a pirate, I have translated my History of Talk Like a Pirate Day from English to Pirate Lingo."
T' international sensation, Talk Like a Pirate Day, was t' brainchild o' John Baur and Mark Summers. As told by t' creators o' t' holiday, on June 6, 1995, while playin' racquetball "for reasons [they] don't quite understand," t' lads started givin' each other encouragement in pirate slang. At t' end at t' day, they "...realized that lapsin' into pirate lin'o had made t' game more fun and t' time pass more smartly. We decided then and thar that what t' world really needed was a new national holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day."
John and Mark credit their bucko Brian Rhodes for remindin' t' trio t' celebrate t' holiday for t' next seven years. In 2002, t' trio emailed syndicated columnist Dave Barry, figurin' that he could help brin' attention t' their International holiday. "...we offered him t' only thin' we had, t' chance t' be official national spokesman for t' event." Dave Barry wrote a column about this holiday, and t' rest, me buckos, be history.
Why September 19?
It is Mark's Ex-Wife's Birthday, and a date they didn't think was associated with any other holiday.
How to Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Talk Like a Pirate. Do you need to learn how to talk like a pirate
- Replace every R with Arr when writing
- Buy a pet parrot to walk around with it on your shoulder all day (Acceptable substitutions include stuffed parrots strapped to your shoulder)
- Go sailing and try to board other ships
Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket Teach Pirate Talk
Learn how to talk like a pirate from the creators of International Talk like a Pirate Day.
So you Wanna Be a Pirate? Here's How! - Pirattitude!
Written by the creators of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, this book will give you all of the information you need to act like a pirate. You will also learn "tips on how to make their pirate party a buccaneer ball that even Martha Stewart would be proud of."
- Official Talk Like a Pirate Website
The Official Talk-Like A Pirate Day Web site. Because we're guys, and because we can.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbuck) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy).
- English to Pirate translator
Translate your text from English to Pirate lingo
- Talk Like A Pirate Day UK Headquarters
This be the official British home fer the glorious day o' pirates, yarr.
- A Pirate's Vocabulary
"Ye want to talk like a freebooter or ye want to be espousing like a tried and true Buccaneer? Here be some jargon ye might want to be tryin' out. If ye know of a word this list be missin', please send in on our way. "