International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Near!

Every year on September 19, folks all over the world celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD). This holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. Since those early days, it has caught on and spread rapidly around the globe. Some “religious” organizations (Pastafarians) even observe it as a holy day! (Arr!).

For example, on September 19, instead of greeting your friends as, “Hello friends!” you might consider instead, “Ahoy, me hearties!” If you aren’t familiar with proper pirate speak, we’ve discovered a number of resources that might help you gain optimal “pirattitude” for this holiday!

Learn more about this important holiday:

Official ITLAPD webside:

Pirate Speak Translator

And finally, this complete beginner’s course in Pirate:

We ‘ope that there all o’ this here information should ‘ave you blabberin’ like a proper gentleman o’ fortune in no time!