Damn Ye, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers!
Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket, founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day
Hey y'all, time to get your pirate on. It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day . & This special holiday was invented in 1995 by Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy (aka John Baur and Mark Summers) during a racquetbal game. & Exhausted and tired, one of them yelled out "Aaarrr!" which inspired the official day. & September 19th was chosen because it was one of their ex-wive's birthdays so it was easy to remember. & Since then, media coverage of the holiday has continued to grow. & With our financial markets imploding and one of the most important elections ever on the horizon, the media has ignored International Talk Like a Pirate Day. & Leave it to me to pick up the mantle of silliness and make sure we don't ignore this questionable American tradition!
Here's a translator where you can type in any text and it will come back in pirate speak. & The wonders of these internets never cease to amaze me! & Here's what the first sentence of my post would look like if I had a peg leg and an eye patch: & Arrr, hey y'all, time t' get your pirate on. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o'rum?