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Arrrr, mateys! It’s ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’

Arrrr, mateys! It’s ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’

INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: Brush up on your pirate lingo or be prepared to walk the plank! Photo: clipart.com

Ahoy! It’s here again – International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Started in 1995 by two Oregon friends as an inside joke, the “holiday” gained national recognition in 2002 when it caught the attention of syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry. It is “celebrated” by seadogs and scurvy mates everywhere on Sept. 19.

While it’s mostly an unofficial holiday, it has gotten some street cred in at least one state: state of Michigan even voted to officially recognize the holiday, although the gesture is largely symbolic.

Those who dare to venture into the unchartered territory of their local Krispy Kreme can be rewarded with free donuts for talking or dressing like a pirate. The national chain has upped the ante by rewarding those in costume with a free dozen.

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Enjoy our Top 10 pirate jokes and check out the holiday’s official website to get your very own pirate name, an English to pirate translator, and more.

Top 10 pirate jokes

How much did it cost for the pirate to get his ears pierced?
It cost a buccaneer!

What’s a pirate’s favorite fast food place?
Arrrrrrby’s!

Why couldn’t the little pirate go see the horror movie?
It was rated Arrrr!

What kind of grades did the pirate get in school?
High C’s!

What did the pirate say when his wooden leg got stuck in the freezer?
Shiver me timbers!

Where does a one-legged pirate go for breakfast?
I-Hop!

What’s a pirate’s favorite drink?
Arrrr-C Cola!

Who cleans a pirate’s house?
A mermaid!

Did you hear about Apple’s new pirate technology?
It’s called the iPatch!

What is a pirate’s favorite branch of the Armed Services?
The Arrrrrrrmy … nope it’s the Navy, he’s a pirate!

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