International Talk Like A Pirate Day + Free Krispy Kreme! Aaarrrr, Matey!

Talk Like a Pirate Day ~

Pirate Finger Puppet (from Logan)

With all of the popularity concerning pirates lately, who wouldn’t want a day set aside specifically to talk like one? Well, today is your lucky day! September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

“Cap’n Slappy” and “Ol’ Chumbucket”, the founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day
Image Credit: Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, International Talk Like a Pirate Day began in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy). One of these guys got a sports injury and yelled, “Aaarrr.” It was an insider joke for a while until they introduced the idea to comic Dave Barry and it escalated from there. International Pirate Day even has it’s own Facebook page with over 86K likes!

Want to learn how to talk like a pirate?

Image Credit: MTV

Talking like a pirate is so easy, even idiots can do it. “I need TP for me bung hole!” Apparently even Beavis and Butthead spoke like bung holes, er pirates.

Bung hole – Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That’s all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn’t it?”

Be sure to check out Talk Like a Pirate Day pick up lines to use on your loved one this evening. ;) I am sure they will be mighty offended impressed!

For more instructions on how to talk like a pirate, watch the video below. :)


How will you be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Pirate Mug

Fancy some pirate grog?

Or how about some nice Krispy Kreme? {Did pirates even have donuts back in the day?} Participating Krispy Kremes are giving out a free glazed donut to anyone who comes in with an eye patch or spewing Pirate Lingo! So pillage your way to the Krispy Kreme nearest you for your freebie!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Ha!! Love this!! P.S I love Beavis & Butthead, but I wouldn’t let me kids watch it! :)

  2. Awesome info on Pirate Day but I missed the free donut:(

  3. Hahaha love your pictures!! Hubby wanted to do this, but we totally forgot.

  4. I always forget about this every year so thanks for the reminder!

  5. I didn’t know krispy kreme gave out donuts for pirate day! Woot Woot!

  6. What a fun day! I sure was wishing I was near a Krispy kreme today! I’m craving a donut – even if I’m not a true pirate!

  7. Bung hole! I love that. It’s also a term on a wine cask! No donuts for our family, though. We’re related to Blackbeard the Pirate many many many generations back.


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