While the calendar is already overflowing with pointless holidays created by Hallmark in an effort to sell more greeting cards (Arbor Day? Secretary’s Day?), there is one obscure annual holiday that is actually worth celebrating – International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
As the name implies, September 19th is a day you are given free reign to talk like a buccaneer, sprinkling as many “Arrrs” and references to scurvy as you can into casual conversation. In 2007, we tracked down the creators of International Talk Like A Pirate Day to find out how this unique tradition came about and how an annual celebration that started out as a joke among friends has catapulted them into international stardom.
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