It was on Facebook this morning - one of my cousins posted "Avast, me hearties! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Wha-a-a-t? But indeed it is, as I confirmed on Holiday Insights, a site I used to use when writing a This Day in History feature for an agency blog.
Swiped - er, pirated - from the site:
Origin of International Talk Like a Pirate Day:
John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak". After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born.
And you can get into the spirit of things even more by taking this Pirate Personality test: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ppi.html
And there's more. The recipe of the day is Ginger Pumpkin Dessert, and the flower is Mums. Sigh.
Arrrrr. Have a nice day, me mateys! Arrrrr.
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