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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?

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2013 has come and gone (and some of ye parrrrtied for weeks afterward!) It was tthe 11th straight year celebratin' public pirattitude around the world. We may have come up with the idea, but it's all of you who keep it going year after year, giving our crazy idea way more than its 15 minutes of fame. Check out the map, below, and our photo gallarrrrrry - and don't forget our Booty Store for yer piratical holiday gifts this season! And check out this (other) holiday treat:

"Peter and the Starcatcher" sets sail for LA! We've had a fine time collaboratin' with the Broadway production of this Tony award-winning show (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) - now the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan - a great show for families with children 10 years and up - hoists anchor for the City of Angels. We're happy to announce a limited special $49 ticket offer, valid through Dec. 30* only. Call 213.972.4400 and refer to promo code "STAR" or visit

*Offer valid for Dec.. 3-30 performances only. Mon-Fri performances $49 for mid orchestra seating; weekend performances 12/7-29 $59 for for mid orchestra seating. For exclusive savings on groups of 15 or more call 213.972.7231. Available online, by phone or in person. Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with other offers.

Here's where ye can see 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 !

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?


Still available !

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

Pirate Santa

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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)