Shiver me timbers! I almost forgot that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yes. Every September 19.
If you do not know about this holiday - where have you been? Your life is obviously not as fun as it could be. Well, now you know. Mark it on your calendars so you can plan properly for next year. You know you want to have a pirate party. You know you do.
Check out the OFFICIAL site from the founders of the holiday: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/. There you can find the history and a lot of silliness like the Pirate song, Pirate pick up lines, Pirate games and Pirate advice. Most important you can find the English to Pirate translator. But guess what? You can do this through Google too. Learn more about it here.
You can learn more about ITLPD from our friend Wikipedia and the pirates have a FB page with more than 16,000 members. This is an international holiday people - celebrated worldwide by mates in the know.
And if you live in the DC area, you should definitely plan to go to the local pirate bar tonight. What? You didn't know that there was a pirate bar in the vicinity? Well there is. That would be Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. If you haven't been there, you do not know what you are missing. Especially on the Pirates' official day. Its where all good pirates would go. Go with your friends, drink a lot of grog, do silly table toasts in pirate speak and stare at the people in costume. Because it will be full of people in proper pirate attire. And it will be awesome.
[Hold on thar! I just checked the website (its been quite some time since I've been there) and I see that they are closed Mondays...and this year's ITLPD is unfortunately on a Monday. That is an unfortunate piece of news if you don't already have your pirate plans lined up. I don't know if they would have held their big festivities yesterday, or tomorrow, of if maybe they will be open today as it is the big holiday. Better call before you sail on up there to the tavern.]
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