International Talk Like A Pirate Day began in the mists of the 1990s, when two Yankees, John Baur (Ol’ Chum Bucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), be talkin’ like pirates all o’a sudden. They decided that, to further the noble causes of the sweet trade of piracy, September 19 each year be the day when all souls over the world should be talkin’ like pirates.
- Mad Cap’n Tom, creator of the official Talk Like a Pirate Day website in Britain
Read more at yarr.org.uk, acknowledged by Baur and Summers as the official European Talk Like A Pirate Day website.
And in case you were wondering…Yes, each site has a learn-to-talk-like-a-pirate section. For a quick lesson, click here (British site). For an in-depth lesson that includes instructional videos, pick up lines for men and women (Caution: use at your own risk), PG pirate talk for kids and how to talk like a pirate in English, German and Dutch, click here (US site).
Sources: talklikeapirate.com, yarr.org.uk
Photo Source: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/pressroom.html