This great holiday was created by two men named John Baur and Mark Summers on September 19, 1995. They created this holiday because when they were playing a game of raquetball, one of the men got hurt and said, "Aarrrr" and so it came to be that on that day they decided to call it 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'. I guess they just thought, "Hmm you sound like a pirate. How about we make this an official Pirate speaking day!!!"
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John Baur and Mark Summers are also known as Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket. Just so you know the picture to the right is an actual picture of John Baur and Mark Summers...I think they're a bit too old to be talking like pirates.