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Ahoy Mate Talk Like A Pirate Day Is On The Horizon Sept 19th

By the Powers! Lift a tankard of our finest grog because we privateers are going on the account as we sail into national Talk Like A Pirate Day September 19th. National Talk Like A Pirate Day isn't for lily-livered scallawags. #dressup #costume #Halloween #Pirate #TalkLikeAPirate #ad

By the Powers! Lift a tankard of your finest grog because we privateers are going on the account as we sail into national Talk Like A Pirate Day September 19th. National Talk Like A Pirate Day isn’t for lily-livered scallawags.

By the Powers! Lift a tankard of our finest grog because we privateers are going on the account as we sail into national Talk Like A Pirate Day September 19th. National Talk Like A Pirate Day isn't for lily-livered scallawags. #dressup #costume #Halloween #Pirate #TalkLikeAPirate #ad

As most of you know I’ve been blessed with 12 grandchildren, each with their own outstanding fun personalities, learning to stand out in the crown and not blend in and go with the flow.

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From an early age they each begin to develop an interest in playing dress up with leads to wondrous and magical things.

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Those young moments of playing dress up with grandma LeahSay or dancing in the rain in our pajamas have each lead up to bigger and better things.

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Being able to express themselves through dress up, costumes, and play.

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One might believe or family enjoys playing the part not only during the Halloween season but year round. So, in true Pirate form, we’ll enjoy a Swashbucklin’ good time during Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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Hey, Ya Scurvy Landlubber are you in need of brushing up on your Pirate Speak? Head over Thar yarr.org.uk ya Scurvy Dog!

By the Powers! Lift a tankard of our finest grog because we privateers are going on the account as we sail into national Talk Like A Pirate Day September 19th. National Talk Like A Pirate Day isn't for lily-livered scallawags. #dressup #costume #Halloween #Pirate #TalkLikeAPirate #adFor the most part, each and every one of the grandchildren has gone through a “Pirate” phase and right now this young man is in full swing. He actually swung from his mom’s drapes while playing pirates. His older sister dressed like Pirate Jack from the PIrates of the Caribbean Disney film when she was his age and went to the mall with her daddy. She strutted through the mall not paying a bit of attention to those who were taking a second look at her sporting her inner confidence at an early age.

Attention all Pirates!

News update from International Talk Like A Pirate Day. “Long John Silvers (at least they still love us) have upped the ante”.

“This year they are NOT offering a free piece of fish for those who come in dressed like a pirate. Oh no! They’re offering a bar of gold!”

“Not gold gold, of course. Don’t be silly. But this Sept. 19 they’re giving away, free, their new Deep Fried Twinkie!”

“That’s sort of like a bar of gold if you turn your head a little and squint your eyes.”

Ol’ Chumbucket
Sept. 14, 2017

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How It All Started

Arr.! We be the pirate guys, matey.

“Or, in another vernacular, we are guys, John Baur and Mark Summers. And that really should be all you need to know about the origins of Talk Like a Pirate Day. We’re guys. Not men, with responsibility and suits and power ties. We’re guys, with all that that implies. But here are the details.”

“Once upon a time — on June 6, 1995, to be precise — we were playing racquetball, not well but gamely. It wasn’t our intention to become “the pirate guys.” Truth to tell, it wasn’t really our intention to become anything, except perhaps a tad thinner and healthier, and if you could see our photos, you’d know how THAT turned out. As we flailed away, we called out friendly encouragement to each other-“Damn, you bastard!” and “Oh, jeez, my hamstring!” for instance — as shots caromed away, unimpeded by our wildly swung rackets.”

“On this day, for reasons we still don’t quite understand, we started giving our encouragement in pirate slang. Mark suspects one of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. “Arr.!,” he might have said.”

“Who knows? It might have happened exactly that way.

“Anyway, whoever let out the first “Arr.!” started something. One thing led to another. “That be a fine cannonade,” one said, to be followed by “Now watch as I fire a broadside straight into your yardarm!” and other such helpful phrases.”

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“By the time our hour on the court was over, we realized that lapsing into pirate lingo had made the game more fun and the time pass more quickly. We decided then and there that what the world really needed was a new national holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day.”

“First, we needed a date for the holiday. As any guy can tell you, June 6 is the anniversary of World War II’s D-Day. Guys hold dates like that in reverence and awe so there was no way we could use June 6.”

“Mark came up with September 19. That was and is his ex-wife’s birthday, and the only date he could readily recall that wasn’t taken up with something like Christmas or the Super Bowl or something. We also decided — right then and there on the court on June 6, 1995, — that the perfect spokesman for our new holiday was none other than Dave Barry himself, nationally syndicated humor columnist and winner of the Pulitzer by-God Prize. So, naturally, we forgot all about it.”

“For seven years we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day pretty much on our own, with our friend Brian Rhodes actually reminding us that the event was coming up. Frankly, we usually forgot exactly when to Talk Like a Pirate Day was supposed to be or even that there was such a thing. Brian is one of those guys who programs every important event into his computer so that a reminder pops up the day before. John and Mark may be the founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day, but Brian is certainly the midwife, or godfather or something. (Have a cigar, Brian!)”

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“Things would probably have continued indefinitely on that low-key note until John, Mar, and Brian were little old pirates in the Home for Retired Sea Dogs. We had a national holiday that almost nobody knew about, and we were content with that.”

“Except for one happy accident. One day in early 2002, John chanced upon Dave Barry’s e-mail address. As the entire universe knows, Dave Barry is a syndicated columnist and the author of somewhere between four and 6,000 books and the second funniest man in the universe. We were two guys (three if you count Brian, and that seems only fair,) but Dave (we call him Dave now, though he probably doesn’t know it. Mr. Barry would probably be more appropriate, but, well, you know.) Anyway, Dave is like a whole parade with brass bands and elephants. We reasoned that Dave would be able to bring attention to Talk Like A Pirate Day in a way that Mark and John (and Brian) wouldn’t be able to if we lived to be 200. Ambition suddenly burned bright, and sending e-mails is a very easy thing to do. Which is why we finally got around to contacting him.”

“The first e-mail introduced us and told him about our great idea — Talk Like a Pirate Day. We knew he wouldn’t be able to resist. Then we offered him the only thing we had, the chance to be an official national spokesman for the event.”

“We clicked the send button, casting our bread upon the water, if we may wax Biblical.”

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“Surprisingly, we had an answer in a matter of days. We had assumed a famous guy like Dave Barry would have more important things to do than reading the e-mail of a couple of louts with a hare-brained idea. It turns out, louts like us are where he gets a lot of his column material.”

“It’s a great idea, he said, (actually “very excellent” were his exact words, in case you’re keeping score.) But then he asked the fatal question.”

“Have you guys actually DONE anything about this? Or are you counting on me to carry the ball here?”

“Very perceptive of him. The way we answered would be crucial in bringing Barry aboard. We decided on the truth, with a lot of ass kissing thrown in.”

“Well, we’ve talked like pirates every Sept. 19, and we’ve encouraged our several friends to,” John wrote in reply. And Mark put it in perspective when he wrote, “We are dinghy-sized-talk-like-a-pirate kinda guys, but you, Dave … you are like a frigate-huge-sized-talk-like-a-pirate kinda guy.”

“In early September, John got a phone call from the feature editor at the local paper, someone he had worked with for several years before leaving the newspaper business (But that’s a different story.) She sounded confused.”

“John, I was editing this week’s Dave Barry column and it’s about … Is this you?”

“It was. The nationally syndicated columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of “distinguished commentary” (the Pulitzer committee’s description, not his own) became convinced of the great potential of such a holiday. Or maybe he had run out of fresh column ideas and didn’t want to do another one on toilet training his infant daughter. Either way, he had written the column. “

You can find more information online at talklikeapirate.com





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Grab a magnifying glass and seek out history’s most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot in this hardcover Pirates Magnified* storybook.

Ahoy me hearties! Grab your magnifying glass and set sail on the seven seas, in this search-and-find history adventure packed with more than 200 things to spot.

Meet history’s most notorious pirates as you follow Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and history’s most famous female pirate, Anne Bonny, on their real-life adventures. With sections on navigation, survival at sea, the pirate code and finding treasure, as well as cutaways of ships to explore, this book will inform and entertain the youngest landlubber for hours.

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David Long is an experienced writer specializing in history, and has written for numerous publications and has won the Independent Publishers Book Award for one of his ghostwritten titles. He is the author of Diary of a Time Traveller for Wide Eyed Editions.

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Fifty-two percent of adults in the United States and 49 percent of adults in Canada continue to possess literacy skills too low to be considered fully competent for most jobs in our modern economy (PIAAC, 2012). But some believe that incorporating playtime into reading skills is an innovative and effective way to encourage successful reading skills.

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I know one young man who will be surprised when he received a copy of Pirates Magnified.

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Little Adventures Pirate Accessory Set is perfect for your little one to take off on an adventure of pirates and the high seas. When they put on their pirate hat and eye patch they will be transported back in time when the sea was wild and new. This is a FUN option for themed parties and gatherings.

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In keeping with the spirit of Talking Like a Pirate Day, Monique S. WON a copy of Pirate Magnified book with a 3x magnifying glass (which is available at Amazon.com) AND a $30 promo code so she can purchase a fun dress up costume from Little Adventures. Aye, that sounds like a fine plan so, hoist the colors and congratulate our winner!

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