Aye Matey! It’s International Talk like a Pirate Day

Yo Ho Ho!

Pass the rum! Today, September 19 is International Talk like a Pirate Day!

So grab your fellow buccaneers, eye patches, peg legs and practice your “pirate-ese.”

And help you out, here are some rules:

– Don’t be afraid to threaten people: Being a pirate was dangerous work, they needed to be tough.-Use me instead of my and ye instead of you. Pirates were known to have bad grammar.

– Use nautical phrases: They spent most of their time on boats.

– And of course, don’t forget to slur your words: Rum was a staple for pirates.

For some extra help, click on over here for some pirate phrases and lingo.

And to figure out what pirate-y shenanigans is going on in your area, sail on over here for a map that will tell you!

Oh! Krispy Kreme will give you a free glazed donut if you dress up like a pirate! And Long John Silvers will give you a free piece of Alaskan Whitefish or chicken for customers who talk like a pirate, and a free 2 piece fish or chicken basket for those who dress like one.

The Pirate Cat from gifs

How will you be celebrating

Talk like a Pirate Day?



When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on the screen and stage. In her free time, Beth blogs about her love of craft beer and writes screenplays. She received her bachelors in journalism from Youngstown State and received her masters in communication from The University of Akron. She is honored to be a part of the FanFest family.