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Talk Like a Pirate Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day originators
Mark (Cap'n Slappy) Summers
& John (Ol' Chumbucket) Baur.

Is it the eye patches? The pirate hats? — Or just the chance to say "aargh!" every chance you get?

Join the fun this September 19 when "X" marks the spot on Talk Like a Pirate Day -- celebrated worldwide with favorite pirate jokes, sayings, and general cavortin'.

This year, watch for the hearty revelry to kick off the work week when Talk Like a Pirate Day is officially observed on Monday, September 19, 2022.

All about Talk Like a Pirate Day

talk like a pirate day logo Pirates have been talkin' trash and lootin' treasure for centuries now.

However, it was only in 1995 when Oregon natives John Baur and Mark Summers - in what they call a "temporary moment of insanity" - first set sail with the idea of Talk Like A Pirate Day.

And, what began as a private joke became a national craze several years later when writer Dave Barry publicized the event in one of his columns.

And the rest, as they say, is pirate day history.

Today, Talk Like a Pirate Day is fast becoming one of the most popular celebrations since Halloween and includes wearing pirate costumes, telling pirate jokes, and hosting pirate parties on the big day.

Free booty on Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021

On Talk Like a Pirate Day, you can also talk like a pirate or dress up in your silliest pirate gear to get free stuff!. Traditionally, you can set sail for Long John Silver's, Wendy's, Sonice Drive In, and other US restaurants and fast food places for the day's special giveaways and discounts.

This year, if you talk like a pirate at Long John Silver's you get a free piece of fish or chicken ... OR dress like a pirate and get a free 2-piece fish or chcken basket! Ordering in? Long John Silver's is also offering free delivery throughout Talk Like a Pirate weekend.

Meanwhile, hold on to your britches as we update further announcements on free giveaways on Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021!

How to talk like a pirate

Pirate Lingo - (The Short Course)

Ahoy! - "Yo!"
Avast! - "Check it out!"
Aye! - "Yes."
Arrr! - "That's right!" (often confused with arrrgh...)
Arrrgh! - "I'm VERY miffed."

Start right away by dropping your "g's" - as in sailin' or drinkin'. Also avoid any pronunciation of "r's" so that "ever" becomes "e'er" and "never" becomes "ne'er".

Substitute "you" for "ye" and "my" for "me". For example: "I want me grog ye scurvy dog!"

If all else fails, begin every other sentence with a scowl and a hearty "Arrrrr."

Talk Like a Pirate Day Party Ideas

Gather all ye mateys for a rollickin' good time featuring pirate decorations, free printables, a pirate themed cake, and a fun pirate scavenger hunt or a "best pirate costume" contest.

Have fun!

Shiver me timbers! The Top 5 scurviest pirate jokes

talk like a pirate!Q: How much did the pirate pay for his piercings?
A: A buck-an-ear.

Q: How do you make a pirate really mad?
A: Take away the ‘p’.

Q: What's a pirate's favorite movie?
A: Booty and the Beast.

Q: Why couldn't the 10 year old go to the pirate movie?
A: Because it was rated arrrrrrr.

Q: What was the pirate's name that had no legs or arms and fell overboard?
A: Bob.

More about celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day around the Web:

Around the Web, also check out complete courses in pirate lingo, pirate jokes & sayings, and be sure to bone up on pirate history — along with how to's for inviting your favorite buckos and wenches to a legendary pirate party.


International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Here's the official site with complete basic and advanced pirate lingo plus a treasure trove of online pirate fun & games, pirate songs, party ideas, teacher lesson plans, online store, FAQ.

How to Talk Like A Pirate - Check out the WikiHow with tips on scowling, and using the right words in context with a glossary of favorite words and sayings. Scroll down for more on How To Talk Like A Pirate Day, How To Pick a Pirate Name, and How to Act Like a Wench.

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