Well blow me down, apparently today is the official International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This little known holiday started all the way back in 1995 while a group of guys were playing racquetball and one of the yelled out in pain “Arrrr!” Personally, I did not become aware of this holiday until someone at work told me about it and then another co-work said Starbucks was offering a dollar off their coffee if ye ordered it in pirate speak.
If you don’t want to do all the Pirate talking in your family you could always pick up the Talking Pirate dog toy form DogToys.com. When you (or your dog) squeezes the toy he says in his little pirate voice, “Aye, matey. Wa-a-a-lk the plank!”
If you want to find out more about this odd little holiday or buy yourself one of those cool talking pirate dog toys check out the websites below:
- DogToys.com — for your very own speaking pirate dog toy
- Official Talk-Like A Pirate Day Web site
- Talk Like A Pirate Day Translator