I've told you that I like to keep on eye on crazy holidays. Always looking for some fun and a reason to celebrate. Well, here's a pip! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
From the website, Holiday Insights:
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.
This sounds so much like what friends or family would do, hanging out together. My brother and I have a similar thing that we do with an Irish accent... er, but that's a post for another day... (ahem!) anyway...
So, in honor of this day, here are a few places on the Internet to visit and unleash your inner pirate!
Ever wanted your own pirate ship? You can build one here (these are VERY cool): http://www.mrmcgroovys.com/t-plans-cardboard-pirate-ship.aspx
Here's an English to Pirate converter: http://talklikeapirate.com/translator.html
How about a What's my Pirate Name quiz?
I think we're gonna celebrate by watching Muppet Treasure Island tonight. Maybe a little Pirates of the Caribbean later...
Did you try out the little optical illusion created by these guys, up above? Squint your eyes to see the Jolly Roger!
Have fun today, land lubbers! Ahoy!