September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Arrrgh, matey!

Unlike most weird holidays, I actually found multiple sources as to why and how this holiday came about.

Two guys from Oregon were playing racquetball and started giving each other a hard time with pirate slang. One guy even hurt himself and kept the pirate talk going.

It started small, obviously, but they sent their idea to a humor columnist and it gained steam. So much steam that for the last couple years Krispy Kreme would give away free donuts to anyone who came in dressed like a pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day.


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Krispy Kreme is being lame this year and not offering that deal, but some other places have some sweet pirate booty.

According to the official website of the holiday Long John Silvers is still a proud partner:

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.

Also, I received an e-mail notifying me that Scooter's Coffeehouse is getting in on the action as well. When you order, and talk like a pirate, your coffee will be half off, but you have to have the code from their mobile app as well.

Fried twinkies and coffee for every pirate!