John Baur and Mark Summers
June 6th is the anniversary of World War 2's D-Day – featured in the opening 20 minutes of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” They decided it wouldn’t be right to talk like pirates on such a sad day. Mark came up with September 19th because it was his ex-wife's birthday, and the only date he could think of that wasn't something important like Christmas.
John sent an e-mail about the holiday to a newspaper. Stories about the holiday were printed in newspapers all over the world. Suddenly, Talk-like-a-Pirate Day became an international event.
Avast! – "Listen to me!" It can also be used to show surprise, like "Look at that!" or "No way!"
Aye! – "Yes!” or “Yes, I agree!”
Aye, aye! – "Yes, I'll do that straight away!”
Me Hearties – "Friends.” Avast, me hearties! – "Listen to me, my friends!"
Shiver me Timbers! – "Unbelievable!” or, more correctly, “What the Hell!”
Arrr! – This means many things: "Yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," and "My team is going to win!"
Avast! Here be links!
Shiver me timbers! The International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day Homepage!
Arrr! Here there be photos!
Avast, me hearties! The Be & Me Talk-Like-a-Pirate Photos!
(This page is based on content pirated [stolen!] from The International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day Homepage! )