Avast, me hearties–It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day

Pirates at Fort Adams - Newport, Rhode Island

Today the crew at American Public House Review hoist our tankards high to Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) and John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket)–the brave brigands that founded “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” As legend has it, it was during a raucous game of racquetball on June 6th, 1995 that an epiphany born of pain inspired this heady holy day of  hooliganism on the high seas.

According to Cap’n Slappy, one of lads let out a loud piercing “Aaarrr” in response to an injury suffered during the game–and it was then and there that both lads agreed that the world must have an official talk like a pirate day. Out of respect for the observance of  D-Day (The allied landing at Normandy June 6th 1944) it was agreed that “Talk Like a Pirate Day” would be celebrated on September 19th each year. That date also happens to be the birthday of Cap’n Slappy’s ex-wife. “Aaarrr”

Rum Runner II - Newport, Rhode Island

This year we honor the day by taking our readers on another ride with Captain Mark Paltridge aboard the former nimble nemesis of the United States Coast Guard, Rum Runner II.  But before we shove off, you might want to fill your tankard with a suitable drink. Click here for a recipe in recognition of those that ran the rum during the years of  Prohibition.

Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket

Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket



Posted by: Chris Poh


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  1. […] long over the yardarm and we still haven’t wished our fellow buccaneers a happy “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” That’s what happens when you’ve spent the better part of the night before […]

  2. […] Like a Pirate Day” has arrived. And with each passing year since (Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket) set sail on their maiden voyage in the summer of 95, the day has become much more than just […]

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