19 September – International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Ye who desires to talk like a pirate, look nae further for today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Tell all ye mateys! You can also blog like a pirate, tweet like a pirate, and just let ye true pirate shine.
Believe it or not, this fun holiday started in 1995 by two regular guys playing a game of racquetball. They started to yell encouragement to each other in pirate speak (“Arrr!”) and had so much fun speaking in pirate lingo that they decided to create a new holiday. For seven years they celebrated this holiday on their own. Then, in 2002, their story was told in a syndicated newspaper.
Today, International Talk Like a Pirate Day has a pretty big following. So gather round me hearties, and talk like a pirate all day long! “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!”