Today is September 19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014
It is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol'
Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon, US,
who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in
the world should talk like a pirate.
Pirate Myths Debunked - The rumor that pirates commonly
made people walk the plank is not true. Only five documented
instances were recorded. Peg legs were not common, because amputated
legs usually meant a quick death. Buried treasure was usually found
very quickly and no one needed a map. There have only been three
well documented instances throughout pirating history where a pirate
admitted to burying treasure. The earliest use of “shiver me
timbers” came from Captain Frederick Marryat’s 1835 book Jacob
Faithful, about hundred years after the age of piracy.
For the intellectuals in the crowd