Talk Like a scurvy Pirate Day be Upon Us!


It be that hour 'o year again: International Talk Like a scurvy Pirate Day! In recognition 'o 'tis downright full 'o awe shore leave, we at LIVE! gunna be postin' many 'o our articles in scurvy pirate-shout. Just a heads up in case ye start wonderin' whar th' editin' skills have gone.

Accordin' to th' official tavern, Talk Like a Pirate Day was founded in 1995 by Ol' Chumbucket (Johny-boy Bauer) 'n Cap'n Slappy (Mark Summers) 'o Albany, Oregon durin' a racquetball battle.

Th' founders 'o Speak Like a scurvy Pirate Day describe th' beginnin' on their official tavern at as follows:

'Once upon the hour -- on June 6, 1995, to be precise -- we were fightin' racquetball, not well but gamely. It wasn't our intention to become "th' scurvy pirate guys." Truth to be tellin', it wasn't really our intention to become anythin', except perhaps a tad thinner 'n healthier, 'n if ye could spy wit' ye eye our photos, ye'd be knowin' how THAT turned out.

'As we flailed away, we called out friendly jeers to each other -"damn ta hell, ye bastard!" 'n "Oh, jeez, me hamstrin'!" fer instance - as shots caromed away, unimpeded by our wildly swung rackets.

'On 'tis day, fer reasons we still don't quite understand, we started givin' our jeers in scurvy pirate slang. Mark suspects one 'o us might have be reachin' fer a low shot, that, by pure chance, might have come off th' wall at an unusually high rate 'o speed, 'n strained somethin' best left unstrained. "Arrr!," he might have said.

Accordin' to th' tavern, Cap'n Slappy 'n Ol' Chumbucket celebrated th' shore leave seven years long without ever really publicizin' th' event. When a bucko 'n fellow scurvy pirate-speaker came across th' email coordinates 'o comedian, nationally syndicated columnist 'n Pulitzer Prize winnin' writer Dave'o Barry, th' trio elected him as th' national spokesman 'n sent a message in a bottle introducin' themselves 'n th' idea.

Barry took to th' idea like a sailor to spiced rum 'n acknowledged th' shore leave in his column, after which th' day went viral. speak Like a scurvy pirate Day be celebratin' its 18 birthday this day on all continents across th' seven seas.

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