International Talk Like a Pirate Day began on June 6, 1995 during a friendly game of tennis between two friends named John Baur and Mark Summers – they started talking like pirates just for fun, and decided afterwards it was so much fun that they should create a holiday just for the purpose. They celebrated it on their own for seven years. Then they picked September 19 as the official date and found an official sponsor: they convinced humorist Dave Berry to write about it in the Miami Herald, and the rest was history…
Every year since, geeks all over the world celebrate the holiday. And why not? What’s wrong with a few ARRR’s between friends?
In this following video, Summers and Baur join songwriter Tom Smith on stage at CapriCon in 2008 to sing the praises of the holiday. The song has become the anthem of the day. Listen to SCIFI.radio today for Tom Smith’s CD version of the song.
ARRR. Almost forgot.
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