Avast! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day [VIDEO]
It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Created back in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers in Oregon over a game of racquetball? Arrr!
Their website states:
Once upon a time — on June 6, 1995, to be precise — we were playing racquetball, not well but gamely. It wasn’t our intention to become “the pirate guys.” Truth to tell, it wasn’t really our intention to become anything, except perhaps a tad thinner and healthier, and if you could see our photos, you’d know how THAT turned out. As we flailed away, we called out friendly encouragement to each other -“Damn, you bastard!” and “Oh, jeez, my hamstring!” for instance – as shots caromed away, unimpeded by our wildly swung rackets.
On this day, for reasons we still don’t quite understand, we started giving our encouragement in pirate slang. Mark suspects one of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. “Arrr!,” he might have said.
via International Talk Like A Pirate Day – How It All Began.
Need help on the lingo? Check out the basic and advanced pirate talk here!
To get you in the mood, here’s a video that’s a must!