Celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day

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(Photo Courtesy of Capt Jack Sparrow and The Detroit Pirates)

(Photo Courtesy of Capt Jack Sparrow and The Detroit Pirates)

Steve Wiseman
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September 19th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. It is a day to don an eye patch, call you best mate a “scurvy bilge rat” and head to a Pirate’s favorite restaurant, Arrrbys! That last one was a joke, but you get the point.

It is fun holiday started by John Baur and Mark Summers when they shouted pirate slang at each other while playing racquetball. With the help of nationally syndicated humor columnist, Dave Barry, the holiday gained national attention.

Basic Pirate Phrases from TalkLikeAPirate.com


Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise.


Aye aye!“Yes, sir!”

Arrr! – This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” and “That was a clever remark you or I just made.”

For more basic pirate phrases, check out these photos

For more advanced pirate phrases, click here

Free Talk Like A Pirate Day Booty

Krispy Kreme is celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day by giving away free doughnuts. They are celebrating by giving away a free glazed doughnut if you talk like a pirate or wear an eye patch. If you dress up as a full pirate (no weapons), you’ll get a whole dozen for free.

To find a Krispy Kreme location near you, click here


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