On Sept 19th it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.Wikipedia
The iconic word, Arrrr, turns out to be a West Country UK word for yes. It was popularized in the 1934 movie version of Treasure Island. With a parrot upon his shoulder, crying pieces of eight, and a peg leg, Beery brought to life the iconic imagery of Robert Louis Stevenson.
1934 film Treasure Island on Wikipedia
Though I wonder if it would be more popular as “Dress like a Pirate Day!”…
This year I really think we could all use an excuse to forget this grim modern world for a day and have a little fun.