International Talk Like A Pirate Day Today, Arghh!

Posted By Ben Goulding, 19 September, 2009 | permalink


Ahoy, me hearties – the time has come once again, to celebrate ‘international talk like a pirate day’, for no reason what-so-ever, other than it be fantastic, me buckos.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

(Youtube Link)

If you’re on the web, change your Facebook language to pirate (instructions), tweet in pirate (instructions) and even search in pirate with Google Pirate.

If you meet someone in the street, talk to someone on the phone, send an email, or even send a text, make sure you acknowledge talk like a pirate day, and celebrate it’s tradition with pride!

Not sure how to talk pirate? Here’s a quick guide to make sure you get it right.

(Youtube Link)

Alternatively, take a look at some tips and basic pirate vocab at TalkLikeAPirate, which includes some pick up lines for the lady pirates and even advanced pirate lingo, if you’re ready to move beyond “Aarrr” and such.

Now go forth and multiply me hearties, and let us know how you’ll be celebrating TLAPD.

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