Talk Like a Pirate Day 2012 is September 19 and Krispy Kreme is offering a free original glazed donut to anyone who comes in and shows off their best pirate-speak. If you go all out and dress like a pirate, you’ll get one dozen free glazed doughnuts, enough to share with all of your mateys.
No purchase necessary but there is one offer per scalawag and this delicious treasure is only available on Wednesday, September 19.
Talk Like a Pirate Day originates back to 1995 when John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon proclaimed 19th September each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.
Not sure how to talk like a Pirate? Here’s some help from Disney’s Family.com
AVAST: A nautical term meaning “What’s up?” or “What are you doing?”
Example: “Avast, me matey?”
PIECE OF EIGHT: Spanish silver coin, often cut into pieces to make change.
Example: “We be searching the high seas for Long John Silver’s lost Pieces of Eight.”
WALK THE PLANK: A dire punishment in which one must walk off a wooden board on the side of a ship and fall into the ocean.
Example: “The scurvy scoundrel stole me favorite pirate hat; I’m going to make him walk the plank!”
DOUBLOON: A gold coin minted by Spain or Spanish colonies, worth about seven weeks’ pay for an average sailor.
Example: “I’ll be saving my doubloons to buy me own pirate ship. Arrr!”
SHIVER ME TIMBERS!: An expression of surprise or fear.
Example: “Shiver me timbers! I just saw a ghost ship!”
SEA DOG: Experienced sailor.
Example: “Blackbeard is one famous sea dog.”
JOLLY ROGER: The pirate flag with its skull and crossbones.
Example: “After looting the island, we left our Jolly Roger behind, flying high in the sky.”
SCALLYWAG: Bad person.
Example: “Although Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, his fellow pirates thought he was quite a scallywag.”
SEA ROVER: Pirate ship.
Example: “Look! On the horizon, there be a dozen sea rovers heading this way!”
ME HEARTY: My friend.
Example: “Ahoy, me hearty, will ye be helping me look for buried treasure?”
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