Sunday, September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Yo Ho! Get your pirate on! Everyone across the globe MUST talk like a pirate today – all day. Drink plenty of rum too, and greet everyone you know with a hearty “Ahoy, matey!”
Maybe watch your favorite pirate movie:
The holiday was created by when John Baur and Mark Summers looked at the calendar in 1996, they saw a lot of goofy holidays, like World Health Day and Constitution Day, but they didn’t see any holidays that were cool and, most importantly, they didn’t see any international holidays in late September. So, to remedy that situation, the two men started International Talk Like A Pirate Day as a way to get interjections like “Arrr!” and “Avast!” back into common parlance.
Aaaaaargh! Ye holiday was born!
Baur and Summers, AKA Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, take their pirate-themed day all out, as you can see above. Not only do they talk like a pirate, they also have pirate accessories and even party like pirates! Ye should do the same, even though it be a Sunday and ye probably have to work tomorrow. At least ye can order yer dinner at Long John Silver’s and wash it down with a pint of grog.
And there is a new “Talk Like a Pirate” app for the Apple iPhone. It’s been around since 2009 and costs just 99 cents. The application is simple; just say something and you will hear what it is like when spoken like a true pirate.There are a number of cool features to the app, one is that you can send a recording of your pirate voice to a friend, and if for some reason you run out of things to say – then the 180 terms that come pre-loaded will be at your disposal.
Here’s Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap ‘n Slappy talking about the holiday:
And their website is HERE
And here’s Johnny Depp warming up for Talk Like A Pirate Day.