Ahoy! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day (VIDEO)

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Sept. 19 2011 4:55 PM

Ahoy! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day (VIDEO)

Avast Me Hearties! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day and Twitter's going overboard with the arrrrguably important news.

The celebration, created by Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers and John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur was mentioned nine years ago by Dave Barry in his nationally syndicated column and has become a growing phenomenon ever since.

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The TLAPD website offers landlubbers all they needs to unleash their inner Jack Sparrows, including pirate-talk training in Dutch, Swedish, French, Mandarin, and German, as well as the handy online English-to-Pirate Translator.

So grab ye your grog and hornpipe, belay your barnacles, and hoist your yardarms with all your mateys for this all-day pirate parrrrrrty.

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