Like A Pirate Day
International Talk Like
A Pirate Day is on September 19 of every year. It was first established
by a couple of rogues named John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995 and
brought to life and national attention by Pulitzer Prize Winning
Columnist and seadog Dave Barry in 2002.
International Talk Like
A Pirate Day gives rascals and wenches a chance every year to don
their pirate costumes and converse
like scallywags. Not only that, Talk Like A Pirate Day calls needed
attention to the plight of the endangered pirate species.
By calling public attention to the history
of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, advocates from around
the world will save the old seadogs of yesteryear from certain
demise. It's not enough for movies like Pirates of the Caribbean
to surface every year or two, but Talk Like A Pirate Day must
exist or thousands upon thousand of pirates will die untimely
deaths and drop to the bottom of Davy Jones' Locker.
No, my friends we must keep the pirate spirit alive and International
Talk Like A Pirate Day (not in any way affiliate with the International
House of Pancakes) will do just this. On September 19, we must stand
tall, put on our pirate costumes, walk with a limp and talk like
a pirate. This is the one day of the year to use pirate
phrases, lingo, words and vocabulary just like buccaneers of
It does not matter whether we be at work, swimming with sharks, or
picking our kids up from daycare or smoking a turd to celebrate our
wedding anniversary. What is important is that ye take on this hardy
holiday with gusto and fervor and grab it by the barnacles and never
let it go.
Shiver me timbers, mateys, Talk Like A Pirate Day is a phenomenon
that should not go away. As pirate matey first class Dylan Thomas
used to say, "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage,
rage against the dying of the light!"
Talk Like A Pirate Day is a chance to take ye spyglass and scrounge
up a few doubloons and head to the local tavern for a schooner
filled with ale. Partake of some noontime grub, whilst ye may.
Polish yer hook and scratch yer arse if ye must, but get thee
self out there and celebrate. Say "Ahoy ye varmints"
to yer shipmates and speak with an decent accent. Be sure to tip
the wench twenty pences for serving the ale. And, like any good
pirate on this holiday, you're sure to be wearing yer best arrrrrggggyle