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by Linda Ryan

September 19, 2014

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

by Linda Ryan  |  September 19, 2014

It’s September 19th, so that can only mean one thing: it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This fun, irreverent holiday started back in 1996, but gained momentum in 2002 when humor columnist Dave Barry wrote a piece promoting the day. The "holiday" once again got a boost in 2006, when its cofounder John Baur appeared on the television show Wife Swap, and then on Jeopardy. It was a proud moment for sure when Alex Trebek introduced him as a "writer and pirate from Albany, Oregon." In 2008, Facebook came up with a "pirate" option for their language setting, which really made the day go viral because, well, the whole world is on Facebook!

This year, Krispy Kreme is reprising their International Talk Like a Pirate Day donut giveaway, which means a free glazed donut to anyone who orders in a pirate voice, or a dozen free donuts to anyone who comes in dressed as a pirate. Not a bad deal, matey!

So, here we've got some music to go with that donut: With songs about pirates, adventure, rum and sailing the seven seas, this playlist is pure escapism. Strap on your boots, bucko, and hit play … or we'll send you to Davy Jones' locker. Aaaargh!

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