Fer thems o' ye who be me followers these past few years, ye be knowin' 'th history o' 'tis day's beginnins. 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.
Fer all ye seadogs 'n scallywags alike, just like in past years, t' help celebrate 'tis glorrrious day wit' a bit 'o swag, me be givin' ye fer free some booty from th' coffer. Ahoy! Every old salt knows th' boat can't leave port wit'out a good anchor on th' ship…
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' loot, its preview sheet, th' credit information 'n me terms o' use which are standard t' all me folders. 'Tis loot be in jpg format 'n published at 300 dpi.
Now o' course me can't be sendin' ye along yer way wit'out a pirate joke or two:
A: Booty and the Beast.
Q: Why couldn't the 10 year old go to the pirate movie?
A: Because it was rated 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 (FB link in sidebar).
Well me hearties, 'tis time t' weigh anchor 'n hoist th' mizzen! Until me 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 me not always be th' traditional swaggerin' gallant, me steadiness 'n 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