Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Oh wait. You are not a pirate? Not a problem. If you can talk like one (“Arrrrr” is good enough), you can get free food. If you are willing to dress like one there is more food booty to be enjoyed!
Long John Silver’s will give you a free piece of fish if you talk like a prirate today. Dress like a one and you can get a free, 2-piece fish basket. Use this link to find out more.
After you enjoy your lunch (or dinner), head over to Krispy Kreme where your “Arrrr” will get you a free donut. If you are dressed like a pirate you can walk out with a dozen donuts. Use this link to learn more about that offer.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers of Albany, Oregon.
According to Summers, the day is the only known holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. During a racquetball game between Summers and Baur, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of “Aaarrr!”, and the idea was born. That game took place on June 6, 1995, but out of respect for the observance of the Normandy landings, they chose Summers’ ex-wife’s birthday, as it would be easy for him to remember.
At first an inside joke between two friends, the holiday gained exposure when John Baur and Mark Summers sent a letter about their invented holiday to the American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. Barry liked the idea and promoted the day. Media coverage of the holiday has ensured that this event is now celebrated internationally.
Not sure you can pull it off? Not a problem, use this link to take a crash course in pirate lingo.