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Avast, me hearties!

Welcome to the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site.

Ever since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. Whether you be new to the notion, or one of the millions who've made it your own personal excuse to party like pirates every September 19th, welcome! Stick around, check out our social media sites, an' learn all about September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

What's new?

We're dusting off the site and getting ready for International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2014!

After a few years of shoehorning celebrations into weekdays, we're delighted that the calendar has rolled back around to give us a Friday TLAPD - a date that should please the junior pirates (and their teachers) and the "grown-ups" alike!

We're just ramping up, and we have some surprises in store, including (if the Webwench gets it together) a completely revamped Website that should work better on your smartphones and tablets, but is just as low-rent as the one ye've come to know and love - and still includes our most popular feature, the Great Googly Map of TLAPD festivities around the world.

So start plannin' yer celebrations, mates, and when ye know what ye're doin' (and where - that's kinda important for the map), let us know! And be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-the-minute pirattitude and hijinks, year 'round!

Meanwhile, here's what happened around the world on and around ITLAPD 2013.

(Note - we have so many parrrty pins that the map now spans multiple pages on Google, and our version here just shows the first. If ye don''t see what ye be lookin' for view the larger version and page through to see more)

Thanks and a tip of our pirate hats to Sean Hasselback for the arrrrsome custom pirate version of our GoogleMapThing.

News from Team Pirate

The Chumbuckets are settled in N'Awlins and scoutin' for crewmates; Cap'n Slappy's been shuttling between LA (for more pirate ink) and Oregon, and the Webwench is ponderin' modernizin' the site ... but not too much ... before TLAPD 2014.

Check out the OfficialWench's latest video on the official Talk Like A Pirate Day YouTube channel: How to Dress Like A Pirate (On the Cheap!) - if ye don't need it today, bookmark it fer next year!

Social Pirattitude

Team Pirate has ports o'call on:

  • Facebook: Check out our Facebook Page - more than 76,000 fans strong!
  • Twitter: Cap'n Slappy tweets, under "thecapnslappy" - and ye can now read his latest tweets over on the Ask Cap'n Slappy page, too!
  • Flickr: We have both a gallarrrry o' photos our fans have sent us and a Flickr group where ye can post yer own.
  • Curious about how a middle-class family from Oregon is livin' the pirate's life? Follow the adventures of the Chumbucket clan in their renamed blog, Bayou Time.
  • YouTube, via the Official Wench's channel (see below)
  • And fer the retro amongst ye, MySpace. Although we don't do much with that page any more.

You'll still find the best, most complete news about Talk Like A Pirate Day right here on our Web site, including:

Our books !

T-shirts!
New designs and old favorites!

Pirate video!
Cap'n Slappy, Ol' Chumbucket and Mad Sally demonstrate the finer points of pirattitude on YouTube

(Want to see the newest videos as soon as they're available?
Subscribe to the Official Wench's YouTube group!)

The Pirate Life - for you?

Pirattitude

Still available !

and check out the latest news about the award-winning children's book,

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Mad Sally's account of her 2007 WifeSwap ordeal,
on Keep to the Code

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Public appearances: Meet the Pirate Guys (or invite 'em to yer gig)


The Official Talk Like A Pirate Day Song, by Tom Smith
available on his album, "And They Say I've Got Talent"

Welcome aboard, mates; roam around an' let us know what ye think.

-- Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers, John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur
Tori "Mad Sally" Baur
(and Pat "Jezebel" Kight, too)