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International Talk like a Pirate Day!

Updated on August 30, 2013

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

  1. Talk Like a Pirate. Do you need to learn how to talk like a pirate
  2. Replace every R with Arr when writing
  3. Buy a pet parrot to walk around with it on your shoulder all day (Acceptable substitutions include stuffed parrots strapped to your shoulder)
  4. 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!

Pirattitude!: So you Wanna Be a Pirate?: Here's How!
Pirattitude!: So you Wanna Be a Pirate?: Here's How!

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."

 

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      Arrr-mazing lens! cheers

    • jackieb99 profile image

      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Arrrr...pirates are so cool!

    • emmaklarkins profile image

      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Avast! Pirates arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr great!

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      ctavias0ffering1 6 years ago

      Arrr me hearty, 'tis an excellent subject for a lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Oh this is cute, or should I say, Aye this is cute :)

    • tiff0315 profile image

      tiff0315 6 years ago

      Love it! I didn't know there was a talk like a pirate day. This is fun! Makes me want to watch the good ole' movie Blackbeards Ghost.