Honestly, we will celebrate anything! Today is “National Talk Like a Pirate Day.”
The day is a parodic holiday and was thought UP by John Bauer aka O’l Chumbucket and Mark Summers aka Cap’n Slappy.
The two friends from Oregon proclaimed September 19 as Talk Like a Pirate Day in 1996, and encourage everyone to say Ahoy, matey instead of Hello.
Summers and Bauer
Apparently the holiday came into being when Summers and Bauer were playing racquetball and one of them was injured.
Instead of yelling “Ouch!”, “Oh Crikey”, or “Damn, that hurt!” he yelled “Aaarrr!” and the seed was planted.
It was a joke between two friends that mushroomed around the country when Miami Columnist Dave Barry started promoting it in 2002.
It is based on an erroneous theory that there really was a Golden Age of Piracy.
It’s fun, it’s silly, and it’s Okay, but Johnny Depp aside, most of the pirates weren’t all that cool!
In reality then and today, piracy was and is a crime, they were brutal thugs who valued life little and plunder greatly.
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, have fun with it, but you might want to do a little research!
I’ll not spoil all the fun by filling you in today.