Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! | Events
Ahoy there, mateys! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This holiday, celebrated every Sept. 19, began as a joke between friends John Baur and Mark Summers during a racquetball game in 1995 and has since grown to international recognition thanks to a column by humorist Dave Barry in 2002 and the viral effect of mentions online.
The official "Talk Like a Pirate Day" website, www.talklikeapirate.com, is a treasure chest full of golden nuggets of pirate wisdom, frequently asked questions about pirates (including "Is it 'Arrrrrrr,' 'Yarrrrr,' 'Yarrrrgh' or what?" and "What does 'savvy' mean?) and a list of pirate-themed parties around the planet held in honor of this day.
You can check out how other people are celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day (although the creators do point out that it's talk like a pirate day, not necessarily dress like one) on their Flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/talklikeapirateday/
So who's your favorite pirate or what's your favorite piratey-phrase? Leave us a comment in the section below this story or write us on our Facebook page.
And don't be alaarrrrrrrmed if you hear a few more "Arrrrrrrs" today in your conversations than usual.