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Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 19th

September 19th is the only day of the year that you can talk like a pirate without looking crazy. So go ahead and imagine yourself on the high seas and greet your friends with a hearty "Arrrrhhh Mateys!" on Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day is an annual holiday that takes place on September 19th. It was created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, who chose the date because it was the birthday of Summers' ex-wife's father. The holiday is meant to be a fun, lighthearted way for people to celebrate the spirit of piracy by speaking and acting like pirates. Many people participate by wearing pirate-themed costumes, using pirate slang, and engaging in activities like treasure hunts and swashbuckling sword fights. The holiday has gained popularity over the years, and is now celebrated around the world. Some people even organize events or parties to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day.

How To Talk Like A Pirate

Here are some tips for talking like a pirate:

  1. Use pirate slang and phrases. Some common pirate slang includes "arrr," "matey," "avast ye," "shiver me timbers," "yo ho ho," and "blow me down." You can also use pirate phrases like "ahoy," "search the seven seas," "hoist the mizzen," and "dead men tell no tales."
  2. Speak with a pirate accent. Pirates were from all over the world, so there's no one "right" way to do a pirate accent. But in general, pirates spoke with a rough, gruff voice, and often had a slight British or West Country accent.
  3. Use swashbuckling gestures and body language. Pirates were often known for their flashy, over-the-top behavior, so use big, exaggerated gestures when you talk. Swagger, strut, and wave your arms around to really sell the pirate persona.
  4. Add in some pirate vocabulary. Pirates had their own unique way of speaking, and used a lot of specialized vocabulary. Some examples include "doubloons" (gold coins), "pieces of eight" (silver coins), "bilge rat" (a dirty, contemptible person), "scallywag" (a mischievous person), and "keelhaul" (to punish someone by dragging them under the ship's keel).

Have fun and get into character! The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and embrace the spirit of piracy. So put on your best pirate costume, grab a bottle of rum, and let your inner pirate run wild! Arrrr!

Captions for Photos on Talk Like A Pirate Day

  • Arrr! This be the life of a pirate!
  • Avast ye, mateys! I be ready to set sail.
  • Ready to plunder and pillage with me crew.
  • Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! I be a fearsome pirate on the high seas.
  • Ahoy, mateys! I be the terror of the seven seas.
  • Shiver me timbers! I be ready for adventure.
  • Ready to set sail and search for treasure!
  • I be a swashbuckling pirate, ready for adventure on the high seas!
  • Arrr! I be a fierce and fearsome pirate!

Talk Like A Pirate Day Images

A graphic with a pirate theme saying 'Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!'

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

A poster celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day with a skull and crossbones emblem

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