AAAARRRR! Talk Like A Pirate, Or Face the Consequences

Posted on September 19, 2006

Yes, it's already that time of year: it's Talk Like a Pirate Day. The founders of the international holiday told ABC News how it all got started:
"It started at the racketball court at the local YMCA; one of us reached a little too far for a shot, and let out an 'Arrr!' when something was strained that was best left unstrained. And then we just kept firing off broadsides to each other, and we realised the world needed a holiday where every man, woman and child were encouraged to talk like pirates," says John Baur of the reasons why this concept was dreamed up.

How did they start their international campaign?

"We contacted a syndicated columnist called Dave Barry, well-known in the States... he wrote about us and it all took off from there. We put together our website,, and thing just kept building. We wrote a book... We're like two proud parents watching their child grow," he says.
You can find out more about this important holiday at

Dave Barry sums it up best when he posted his thoughts about this special day:

AAAARRRRR, indeed!

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