International Talk like a Pirate Day 2012: History, Jokes
As anyone who trolls the dark seas of the internet can tell you, Today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2012.
The holiday, which encourages people to talk like seafaring swashbucklers (with or without a pirate encyclopedia), has inspired affection deeper than Davy Jones' Locker.
What is the history of International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Oddly enough, the holiday was brought about by a sports injury.
The holiday was founded by John Baur and Mark Summers after a racquetball game between them during which one of them (they can’t remember who) yelled out “Arrr!” in a cry of pain, according to talklikeapirate.com, the official Web site of the holiday.
It happened on June 6, 1995, but that day was already the anniversary of World War II’s D-Day. Summers decided to make the holiday Sept. 19, his ex-wife’s birthday, because it was easy to remember and wasn’t already the date of another well-known holiday.
The holiday is particularly popular in Australia, perhaps not surprising considering the country was built largely by prison labour.
So who do you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010?
If you don't want go to all that effort you can just change your Facebook page to pirate talk.
One company is putting on a Talk Like a Pirate contest with a trip to Aruba as first prize.
What are some pirate jokes?
The website Pirate Jokes has a comprehensive list of pirate humor, like this gem:
"How do pirates solve their differences?