Today's Reason to Celebrate

September 19, 2024 is

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ye who desires to talk like a pirate, look nae further for today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Tell all ye mateys with a free pirate-themed eCard! You can also blog like a pirate, tweet like a pirate, and just let ye true pirate shine.

Believe it or not, this fun holiday started in 1995 by two regular guys playing a game of racquetball. They started to yell encouragement to each other in pirate speak ("Arrr!") and had so much fun speaking in pirate lingo that they decided to create a new holiday. For seven years they celebrated this holiday on their own. Then, in 2002, their story was told in a nationally syndicated newspaper.

Today, International Talk Like a Pirate Day has a pretty big following. So gather round me hearties, and talk like a pirate all day long! "Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!"

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