‘Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys! Arrrr!

This pirate-honoring “holiday” was created by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995, and it has since become a major celebration of the Pastafarians (followers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.) It really gained ground after John Baur and family was featured on an episode of Wife Swap in 2006.

Now, there’s a sentence that I never imagined I would ever write.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is just one of the silliest things I’ve heard of in my life, which is at least one reason why I simply adore it. As usual, however, it snuck up on me and I didn’t have time to give it enough attention for a proper post. But it’s coming, mateys. It’s coming.

Edited to add: Arrr! Republic of Pirates Blog beat me to it!

Until then, go shiver some timbers, or y’know…walk a plank or something. Gosh, that sounds dirty, doesn’t it?

At least be sure to give someone a good ole stink-eyed “Arrrrrr!” today.

And chances are, it will be even more fun if you don’t explain why!

What’s your favorite bit of silliness?