Shiver me timbers, we’re just now one short week to International
Talk Like a Pirate Day, and GeekDad wants to ensure plenty of time for holiday preparations. Started only a few short years ago, the holiday has seen very large uptake in people celebrating the
Golden Age of Pirates.
International Talk Like a
Pirate Day, celebrated every September 19th, originated in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers after an injury in a racquet-ball game. One of them got hurt, yelling “Arrrrr!” The rest, as they say, is history. You can read more at Wikipedia.
In order to better talk like a pirate,
Wikipedia has some suggestions, there’s also a wikihow page, and finally help from Dave
Barry. For those wanting to properly celebrate with the addition of a pirate-theme party, I’ve found this site of Pirate Fonts and Symbols. To get the kids involved, you can check out National
Geographic Kids Pirates page (including history, maps, games, and kid-friendly books).
I also discovered that GeekDad writers have referenced pirates or pirate-related themes several times – we like our pirates…
- There’s how to take a baby-wipe box and turn it into a treasure chest
- Ken first introduced the holiday on the blog
- I suggested a movie marathon of Pirates of the Caribbean
- Ken ask the obvious question of “Who wouldn’t love a pirate ship birthday cake?”
- Dave suggested a treasure hunt
- John reviewed The
Pirates Guide to Freeport
Avast, me hearties, hoist the colors and be speakin’ Pirate or ye be walkin’ the plank. Savvy?