National Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19
What’s a pirate’s favorite letter? Arrrrrrrr!
If you can tell or laugh at a pirate joke, then you might be excited to know that this, and every, September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was started by two non-pirates who were playing racquetball together and breaking into pirate talk during their games. John Baur and Mark Summers had so much fun with their pirate talk that they thought that others should have just as much fun, so they proclaimed Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Once their friend, humor columnist Dave Barry, wrote about this novel idea, it took off. So if you want to talk like a pirate, it’s time to start practicing a few “Ahoy me heartys” to throw into your conversation at work, school or at home. Looking for a few other words or phrases to throw around during the day?
Try One or More of These and Talk Like a Pirate:
- Shiver me timbers – use this if you’re shocked! “Shiver me timbers!” the dog got loose!
- Poop deck – the highest deck. “Honey, the newspaper boy threw the paper on the poop deck!”
- Ahoy matey! – Say hello to your boss when you get to work with “Ahoy matey!”
- Batten down the hatches – This phrase means to prepare for an upcoming storm.
- Heave ho – Kids, heave ho and get your homework done! This pirate expression means to put some oomph into it!
- Walk the plank – Don’t say this to your boss! Pirates used this as a form of execution. Their victims were blindfolded and walked off a plank of wood and dropped into the sea.
Pirates of the Caribbean – the Movie
Take your love of pirates to a whole other level on September 19 and binge watch Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film follows the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (portrayed by Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly).
The first movie was The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003, followed by Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007) On Stranger Tides (2011) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Once you’re done watching these, you’ll be ready for the next part of the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean 6.
Pirates of the Caribbean – the Attraction
At Disney World, you can enjoy the ride that the movies were based on — Pirates of the Caribbean, which is located in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom. Likewise, you can visit the attracion New Orleans Square in Disneyland. The Disneyland attraction was unveiled on March 18, 1967 and opened at Magic Kingdom park on December 15, 1973.
This must-do attraction is perfectly slow and good for all ages. There are a few dark spots of the nine-minute adventure and a drop or two, but nothing crazy. You will feel right in the middle of a swashbuckling ride and your little ones will love it – and the big ones too as a matter of fact!
Along your ride, you’ll see the Pirates Grotto Home to Dead Man’s Cove and Hurricane Lagoon, the Fort, Town Square, Burning City, and The Dungeon.
The kids – okay you too – will also enjoy taking swashbuckling lessons and being turned into a pirate!
Make Sure to Get a FastPass
A word of caution for Disney Travelers – both Pirates of the Caribbean rides are very popular, so using a FastPass is a great time-saving idea.