September 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, invented by Mark Summers and John Baur (or Captain Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket) of Albany, Oregon, and popularized via a column by DaveBarry. Basically, it's a day when one is supposed to [[TalkLikeAPirate talk]] (and [[DressedToPlunder dress]], and act) like a pirate. Why? Because Pirates be cool, and because it be fun. Baur and Summers have written several books about how to talk like a pirate, as well as increasing one's "piratitude." Basically, the awesomest silly holiday ever invented.

On rare occasions, such as in 2009, [=TLaPD=] and Rosh Hashanah be fallin' on the same day, and thus be merged into International Talk Like a Jewish Pirate Day. Oy, me mateys! The Jewish calendar be repeatin' every 19 years, so the next time this be happenin' will be 2028.



!!Tropes:
* BriefAccentImitation: As people be tossin' in the random pirate bit.
* PirateTropes: Thar be too many to list, be gettin' yourself to the index.
!!Mentions:
* [[http://survivingtheworld.net/Lesson751.html This]] webcomic be bringin' it up.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' be celebratin' this every year, with special monsters that be appearin' randomly and messages in chat bein' periodically changed to something more "piratey".
* In an otherwise unrelated episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "S.W.E.A.T.", Binky be talkin' like a pirate and says it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. When he continues talking like a pirate the next day, Mr. Ratburn be tellin' him to knock it off.
* Music/TomSmith, who wrote the official Talk Like a Pirate Day chanty, also be havin' the FilkSong "Hey, It's Can(n)on!" which be statin' that [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] be havin' her birthday on September 19, and be goin' on to sing about Hermione as a PirateGirl.
* Playing the modern version of ''Videogame/SidMeiersPirates'' on September 19th be causin' everyone in the game, includin' governors and their daughters, to be speakin' like pirates.
* [[Wiki/TVTropes This very wiki]] be havin' a small [[SpecialEditionTitle logo change]] [[http://tvtropes.org/tvtpirate.png to celebrate.]]
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