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Everything You Need To Know About ‘Talk Like A Pirate’ Day

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International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day is Friday, Sept. 19, and swashbuckling captains all across the nation are celebrating this fine day.

International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day is Friday, Sept. 19, and swashbuckling captains all across the nation are celebrating this fine day.

The phenomenon started in 1995 by the self-proclaimed “pirate guys” John Baur and Mark Summers, and according to their website, what started out as an innocent game of raquetball soon turned into “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

“The point is, there is no point,” Cap’n Slappy and the Webwench write on talklikeapirate.com. “And that’s what fun about Talk Like a Pirate Day specifically, and talking like a pirate in general.”

If you’re looking for some “advanced” pirate terms to pepper your conversations with today, try these:

  • Grog: A drink made with alcohol. “Drink up ye grog, me hearties!”
  • Bilge rat: A rat that lives on the lowest level of a ship, usually crawls around in smelly water. “Arr, ye test my patience, filthy bilge rat!”
  • Bung hole: Food provisions are stored in wooden casks. The “bung” is the barrel’s stopper, and the hole in the barrel is the “bung hole”.

 

Talk Like a Pirate Day Events Around Salt Lake

If you have school-age kids, visit the Taylorsville Library to learn more about the history of swords. The event is free, and no registration is required. Read more details here.

Stop by Krispy Kreme on Friday, Sept. 19 for a free Original Glazed doughnut if you talk like a pirate in the store. If you wear full pirate costume, you can get a dozed Original Glazed doughnuts for free!Read more details here.

 

Pirate Day Hacks

Want to celebrate Pirate Day, but you’re stuck behind a computer all day? Here are some ways ye landlubbers can pay yer respects:

Google Search: Google Translate is a wonderful thing, and now you can translate everyday English into Pirate. Click here to try it.

Facebook: Switch the social network’s default language over to Pirate, and have some fun with your grandparents. Click here to see how.

Google Maps: Check out this giant map of International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014 events across the world. See it here.


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