International Talk Like a Pirate Day
About International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Date When Celebrated: This fun holiday is rowdily observed on September 19
Ahoy, Matey! Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? On this day, we only talk “Pirate Speak”, a language readily identified with these ocean-faring robbers. The language is easy to learn. In general, the words are common English words. However, the pronunciation is different. If you learn to roll your “R’s”, you are well along to using pirate speak. Use “ye” instead of you and your. Mumble and growl a little, too. Then, sprinkle in a few “me lads and me laddies”, and everyone will think you are a certified, card-carrying pirate. This day is just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. We like “just for fun” days and we know you do, too.
Practice up your “pirate-speak” in anticipation of this day. The conversation will be lively, and you don’t want to be left behind. Today, everyone will be talking the talk, if not walking the walk. It is not a requirement to dress like a pirate today. Just talk like one.
Pirate Speak Sayings
Here are some common sayings to use today:
- Ahoy Matey
- Me Lads and me ladies
- Shiver me timbers
- Refer to people as “Scallywags”
- Walk the Plank
- Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
- Let’s parlay
How to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day
First and foremost, talk like a pirate all day long to everyone you converse with today.
Dress like a pirate.
Wear an eye patch.
Attend a “Talk Like a Pirate Party”.
Make and eat a rum cake.
“Life’s pretty good and why shouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.” – – Johnny Depp
History and Origin of How to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day
John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak”. After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day.
After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife’s birthday. Apparently, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so this day was born.
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