Piracy is no laughing matter, especially these days, but let’s face it, talking like a pirate is.
That’s why every year September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The holiday was originally started in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Portland, Oregon. From what started as an inside joke between two friends, the made up holiday gained exposure through various media outlets in 2002.
For those of you that would like to participate, we have provided you with these links to help you talk like a pirate and you can leave some of your favorite pirate quotes in the comments.
This is a pretty funny Pirate Translator, and you can even put in the gCaptain URL if you wish to read gCaptain in pirate language.
Facebook has a “pirate” language setting that is pretty funny (the link is on the bottom of your facebook page).
To get the hard facts on piracy, read our posts on real pirates HERE.
PS – For those of you who think this day is an insult considering the maritime industry’s very real piracy problem we are faced with currently, I think this video pretty much sums up everything about this day.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTHktI8kJA[/youtube]