Thursday, September 19, 2019
Avast Me Hearties! Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019 Be Here!
Ahoy mateys! Will ye drop anchor 'n visit wit' me fer a wee bit o' time? Th' yearly celebration where ye flap yer jaws like a buccaneer be upon us! Arrr, indeed, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. As it usually happens each year on 'tis date, thar be parrrrties, fund-raisers, pub crawls, 'n other special events takin' place all over th' world. Given th' many scallywags out thar, me imagine that they'll still be out parrrtyin' well 'til tomorrrrow!
Shiver me timbers! Fer thems o' ye who be unawares o' 'tis unique occasion, it starrrrted out as a fun concept in 1995, encourrrragin' people t' talk like a pirate. It be created by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) 'n Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), hailin' from th' state o' Oregon in th' U.S. Accorrrrdin' t' Summers, th' day be invented as th' result o' a sports injury. While th' two mateys be playin' racquetball, one o' thems reacted t' th' pain with an outburst o' "Aaarrr!", 'n th' idea be born. Thems two scallywags sent a letter about thar invented holiday t' th' American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. 'Tis chap be likin' th' idea so much he promoted it. Th' media grabbed hold o' th' holiday after Barry's column 'n it now be an international event followed by many each year on September 19th.
Yo-ho-ho! T' help celebrate 'tis glorious day wit' a bit 'o swag, I be givin' ye fer free some loot. Sail ho! Whar thar be pirates, thar be rum…
T' be grabbin' 'tis treasure, click on th' button above t' be taken t' a download location. In th' zip folder ye will find a copy of th' booty, its preview sheet, th' credit information 'n me terms o' use which are standard t' all me folders. This loot be in png format 'n published at 300 dpi.
Now o' course I can't be sendn' ye along yer way wit'out a pirate joke or two:
Q: Why is pirating so addictive?
A: They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!
Q: How do pirates know that they are pirates?
A: They think, therefore they ARRRR!!!!!
Oh, 'n if ye be interested in findin' out more fun facts about 'tis fun day, be sure t' check out th' official Talk Like a Pirate website available HERE.
Until I be sailin' these fair seas again,
Note about me pirate name...
Passion be a big part of me life, which makes sense fer a pirate. Even though I not always be th' traditional swaggerin' gallant, me steadiness and plannin' make me a fine, reliable pirate. Arrr!
If ye be wantn' yer own pirate name, be cerrrrtain t' click HERE.
Baur, John and Mark Summers. (2002-2014). FAQ. Available: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/faq.html. Last accessed 18th September 2014.
Author Unknown. (N.D.). International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day. Last accessed 18th September 2014