Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day and to celebrate, here are some fun facts about this national day!
1. It was created on D-Day - Talk Like a Pirate Day creators John Baur and Mark Summer (who’ve since acquired the nicknames “Ol’ Chumbucket” and “Cap’n Slappy,” respectively) created the holiday while playing racquetball on June 6, 1995—the 51st anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. Out of respect to the battle’s veterans, a new observance date was quickly sought.
2. Real pirates had a variety of dialects - Despite some extensive “English-to-Pirate” dictionaries that have cropped up all over the Internet the idea that all pirates shared a common accent regardless of national origin is historically absurd, as National Geographic pointed out in 2011.
It could be a good excuse to talk only as a pirate all day! ARGH MATEY! SHIVERY ME TIMBERS!