Greetings swashbucklers…today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Created in 1995 by long-time friends John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Oregon, who while playing a friendly game of racquetball and for reasons still somewhat unknown, began shouting pirate slang at each other. The silliness began to take on a life of its own when they decided to create a holiday celebrating ‘piratude.’ Summers has been credited with choosing the date (his ex-wife’s birthday).
For a few years, their holiday remained in relative obscurity until they happened to connect with the syndicated columnist and author, Dave Barry. With media coverage following Barry’s column about it, the event is now celebrated internationally,Naturally the Knucklehead and Ninja are joining their Blogville fur-iends, Captain Da Nelly, First Mate Kismet and Swashbuckler Shoko in the merriment. So grab a bottle of
beer rum and enjoy some good ole fashion pirate booty. Just make sure to watch your step if you plan on walking the plank…we hear that first step can be a dousie.
Live, love, bark!
54 thoughts on “Ahoy Mateys!”
Aargh Jim lad. There’s more in barrels than joost apples.!!
Shiver me timber’s, ain’t THAT the truth!
How’d I miss this one?
You were in the drink? BOL
I wish! 😉
Oh my goodness!!!!! That last photo is absolutely fabulous!
I do hope those aren’t squirrel bones in that chest full of booty….
Umm, not sure if there are squirrels near Davey Jones’s locker or not. Elsa was in charge of collecting the bone treasure.
… 🐬got the bottom barnacles covered🐬🐬Ship Shape🐬🐬
Ahoy mateys! I brought ourselves a nip on the grog for the occassion…Arrgh Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞
Pirates ye say, eh? Well, ye rrrr mighty fierce ones! Aarrrrrr
Aye, that they are. 😊
Ahoy! I plum fergot it was! I usually change my Facebook to Pirate-talk on this day.
It kind of snuck up on us too.
Yore THE two cutest Pye-ratss efurr Captin Sam an Swashybucklur Elsa!
Thanks, dear kitty. We’d swashbuckle with you any day!
Walking the plank is no problem, As you descend to the ocean, just flap your wings and fly away.
If only our paws would work like that.
Argh, thanks for that mate!
Ahoy…we always love swashbuckling mates.
Too, Your treasure chest has bones in it! Xox Lucy and Xena
Ahoy Mateys! You be a couple of fine looking pirates!!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Aargh. We hope you found some pirate treasure.
Des two are the most enthusiastic pirates…hail to me blokes.
They’re always about finding the treasure 🦴🦴🦴
Aye Mateys! Love this pirate post! If you want to see one pawesome kitty pirate, check out Cody’s post!
Ooh, a kitty swashbuckler! Can’t wait.
And here is some appropriate music for the day…
To be a Pirate King from The Pirates of Penzance.
Shiver me timbers…now that’s some pawsome music for the occasion!
Learned something new today and I don’t think there are cuter “Pirates” anywhere than Sam and Elsa! 🙂
Some of that info was new to me too. Interesting stuff you find on the ‘Net sometimes.
TLAPD happens to fall on my birthday so it’s interesting to read that it was chosen as a nod to someone’s b-day!!
Happy birthday to s fellow Virgoan. 🎂🎉 Hope it’s a swashbuckling good time!
Thanks, we Virgos rock! 🙂
Aye, we do at that! 😊
You two make beautiful pirates
Thanks. We like to think we’re pretty swashbuckling once in a while.
Argggg, maties. Ya woudn’t be plannin’ on keeping yor shimates from helpin’ yers with them bones would ya now?
We’re always happy sharing our booty with swashbuckling mates. 🦴🦴🦴
And some grog for yers too.
They’re good-looking pirates! My guess is that they smell much better than authentic pirates, and you are just fine with that!
Smell better and walk better too. LOL
We will celebrate anything if there is beer rum involved.
Bwahahaha…someone after my own heart.
Ahoy ye Mateys!! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Right back at ya scallywags. Enjoy any pirate treasure ya find!
oooh bones in a treasure chest how tasty… are they from Cap’m Blackbeard or from Davie Jones? what do you think?
Elsa thinks it’s from Blackbeard. 😊
ahoy poodles! I like your treasure chest of bones…
Gold doubloons aren’t great for our teeth. 🙂