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Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us again

For one day a year, otherwise normal people start talking like Capt. Jack Sparrow. (Source: YouTube) For one day a year, otherwise normal people start talking like Capt. Jack Sparrow. (Source: YouTube)

(RNN) – Arrgh, avast and ahoy ye scurvy dogs, dance the peg-leg jig, hang scalawags from the yardarm and grog the buckos in the bilge wagon.

Or whatever.

Sept. 19 marks the 11th annual Talk Like a Pirate Day. Coincidentally, it's also Try Not to Strangle Your Co-Workers Who Are Incessantly Talking Like Pirates Day.

The event is the brainchild of John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur, his wife, Tori "Mad Sally" Baur, and their pal, Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers

TLAPD has its own website. There's a Facebook page with 76,000 fans, Slappy tweets year-round, and there's a Flickr Gallery  of fan photos.

The Baurs, who came from Oregon before they moved to the Caribbean and then to New Orleans, have their own blog, Bayou Time, which is published under their real names and details the activities of the whole family, John, Max Tori, Millie and Kate.

In case you haven't gotten your fill of piratical verbiage by close of business Thursday, be sure to check out John Baur's and Summers' blog, The Ship's Log O' the Festerin' Boil, which features a multiple-episode, serialized yarn about the fictional adventures of their alter-egos, written entirely in pirate dialect.

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