Monday, September 19th was a very special day: International Talk Like a Pirate Day! If you weren’t aware of this occasion, you might have been under the impression that people celebrating it were either drunk or mad. However, the holiday actually has a long and distinguished history, going all the way back to 1995.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a great excuse to run around exclaiming “Arrrr!” (try it, it’s surprisingly therapeutic!) and referring to your coworkers as “scurvy bilge rats!” This is dialog ripped straight from cheesy adventure movies, but is it at all historically accurate? How did pirates really talk?