Origin: International Talk Like a Pirate Day was invented by John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy") during a racquetball game in 1995.
Date Selection: September 19th was chosen as the date because it coincided with Mark Summer's ex-wife's birthday, making it easy to remember.
Humorous Celebration: It's a light-hearted and humorous observance where people are encouraged to talk and act like pirates for fun.
Pirate Lingo: Participants engage in pirate-speak, using phrases like "Ahoy, matey!" "Avast!" "Shiver me timbers!" and "Yo-ho-ho!"
Social Media Trend: International Talk Like a Pirate Day is popular on social media platforms, with hashtags like #TalkLikeAPirateDay trending on Twitter.
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