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Old fashioned sailing ship on a sea in the mist.
Blimey! Did you know that International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up this month on the 19th? To assist our Truman Park residents in Largo, MD with prepared to communicate in pirate speak that day, we did some research and found this comprehensivePirate Glossary to use as an all-things-piratical resource. It includes a respectable amount of information for a variety of pirate-related topics including sections for ship, flags, sailing, measurement, phrases, name calling, famous pirates and more. So practice, practice, practice, and you’ll be flowing with piratical pronunciation quicker than you think.

 Talk Like a Pirate Day came from humble beginnings* — while playing racquetball, John Bauer and Mark Summers began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak" and after leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create a day for everyone to talk like a pirate. Their efforts remained localized until they contacted humor columnist, Dave Barry. The rest, as they say, is history. You can read the original column here. Perhaps because of the mention in this column, Krispy Kreme gives away donuts on Speak Like a Pirate Day. If you happen to be anywhere near Gambrills on the 19th, stop by Krispy Kreme for free donuts.

 Just for fun, to get in the spirit of things, we’ve got some Pirate jokes to share.  

 Q: What Star Wars character is really a pirate?


Q: How much does it cost a pirate to get a piercing?

A: A buck an ear


Q: Why did the pirate go on vacation?

A: He needed some AARRRRGGH and AARRRRGGH!


Q: Why couldn't the pirate play cards?

A: Because he was sitting on the deck!


  1. What do you call a pirate that skips class?

A: Captain Hooky!


What obscure holidays are your favorites? Feel free to share in the comments, and thanks for reading today’s blog post! 


*Websource for Talk Like a Pirate Day’s origins.