If you are a pirate lover you will be happy to know that every September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. This is a great opportunity to dress up like a pirate and go out and have some fun. There is a website that helps coordinate and promote the event along with providing lots of fun information about pirate stuff. Below is an excerpt from TalkLikeAPirate.Com
Make no mistake. We do. But it’s a little hard to articulate why, especially
when you’ve made the mistake of referring to your wife as a scurvy bilge rat and tried to order her back into the galley.
Talking like a pirate is fun. It’s really that simple.
It gives your conversation a swagger, an elán, denied to landlocked
lubbers. The best explanation came from a guy at a Cleveland radio station
who interviewed us on the 2002 Talk Like a Pirate Day. He told us we were
going to be buried by people asking for interviews because it was a “whimsical
alternative” to all the serious things that were making the news
In other words, silliness is the holiday’s best selling point.
Before we go any further, there’s something we need to be clear about.
Pirates were and are bad people. Really reprehensible. Even the most casual
exploration of the history of pirates (and believe us, casual is an accurate
description of our research) leaves you hip deep in blood and barbarity.
We recognize this, all right? We aren’t for one minute suggesting that
real, honest-to-God pirates were in any way, shape or form worth emulating.
So what is it exactly that we’re celebrating here, if not pirates? What,
you’re wondering, is the point?
We’re going to be painfully honest here, perhaps fatally so.
The point is, there is no point.
And that’s what’s fun about Talk Like a Pirate Day specifically, and
talking like a pirate in general.
We’re talking about the mere image of swaggering pirateness. And while
this is a guys’ guide, the comely wench will have fun talking like a pirate,
too. It’s powerful, yet harmless. Perhaps, dare we suggest it, the ultimate
aphrodisiac. Try it!
When Sept. 19 rolls around and suddenly tens of thousands of people are
saying “arrr” and “Weigh anchor or I’ll give
you a taste of the cap’n’s daughter,” it staggers us. They are
talking like pirates — not because two yahoos from the Northwestern United
States told them to, but simply because it’s fun.
Learn To Talk Like A Pirate
Anything that gets folks out role playing and having a good time is good for the psyche in my book. This is just a fun idea a couple of guys had that took off and is now internationally celebrated. So why not gather a group of friends and go out pirating on September 19th