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Six facts to memorize for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Author Liam Connell

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, an annual event in which citizens of the world are encouraged to embrace the use of buccaneering language—such as “Avast! Me Twitter account’s been hacked!” or “I’ll have a grande latte, ya scurvy dog!” The Pirate Day website even has phrases in foreign languages (“Zu den Haien schicken,” German for “Send him to the sharks”). If you really want to impress, though, you’ll need to pepper your pirate-speak with a few choice factoids, like these.

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