It is ‘International and NationalTalk Like a Pirate Day’. If you’re here to get all the deets about when it is, it is and what to do for it, then keep on reading, Also, we have a set of yes or B.S. questions at the Bottom all about talk like a Pirate Day.  Try them out on your friends.  Tom got three out of five right!

How did this day get started well it was started in June 1995, more than twenty years ago! An innovative Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, formally known as John Baur and Mark Summers, sat down and decided to start the holiday as a fun way to dress up as pirates and talk like them too! Though started in June, Talk Like a Pirate Day is held on Wednesday 19th September due to D-Day existing on 6th June.

This day offers an opportunity to not only mess around but to give something back. People can dress up as pirates and raise money for charities, what’s better than that!?

Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a

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This part is easy. Make sure you grab yourself an eye patch, bandana, baggy shirt, and a little toy parrot or monkey. Make sure you use awful grammar and jump right into that accent. You could even have a pirate-themed party with edible gold coins and balloon sword fights! Don’t forget to get out Treasure Island or Pirates of the Caribbean if you’re not feeling as academic.

By the way, this is a pirate imitation day, please do not pillage, steal or brawl. Actual pirates aren’t that great, so best to go for the parody version!

Ask these questions to your friends see how many they can get right. Have them answer yes if they think the statement is correct and B.S. if it not true.  Good Luck

1.  Captain Hook's full name in "Peter Pan" is Captain Reginald T. Hook.

B.S.  His full name is Captain James Hook.

2.  The name of the main villain in the book "Treasure Island" is One-Eyed Willy.

B.S.  It's Long John Silver.  One-Eyed Willy is the dead pirate from "The Goonies".

3.  In "The Princess Bride", Westley reveals that at least four different pirates have used the name the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Yes:  Then at the end, he offers to let Mandy Patinkin's character take over and become the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

4.  In the original "Pirates of the Caribbean" novel, Captain Jack Sparrow was named John White.  But the producers thought it was too boring for the movies.

B.S.  The movies weren't based on a novel.  They're based on the Disneyland ride.  And they didn't make Jack Sparrow part of the ride until 2006.

5.  Captain Morgan rum is named after a real pirate named Captain Henry Morgan.

Yes:  He was born in Wales in 1635, and died in Jamaica in 1688.