Ball Jaarrrs, Matey! Talk Like A Pirate Day


Avast, mateys, it be that time again, t'practice t'twist yer tongue and change yer common tune to that lingo o' days o' yore, when wild men sailed the untamed seas in search o' untold treasures!

What be this scurvy dog a'goin' on about, ye'll be askin' yerself now, eh? Aarrr, I'd be speaking o' September 19, as it'd be INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

Any excuse t' drink up, eh, me hearties?! Like National Tequila Day, this is another "holiday" we can't blame on Hallmark. This one'd be fault o' a pair o'bilge rat landlubbers...  
"Once upon a time -- on June 6, 1995, to be precise -- we were playing racquetball...
Anyway, whoever let out the first "Arrr!" started something. One thing led to another. "That be a fine cannonade," one said, to be followed by "Now watch as I fire a broadside straight into your yardarm!" and other such helpful phrases.
By the time our hour on the court was over, we realized that lapsing into pirate lingo had made the game more fun and the time pass more quickly. We decided then and there that what the world really needed was a new national holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day.
In the years since Dave Barry mentioned us in his blog, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon ..."
Learn how to speak the speak, claim your pirate-name, find Pirate-day events near you, and lots of other fun stuff on the official ITLAPD website


I wanted to tie this into bottles, that being the nature of this blog, so I thought, hhmmm... could I possibly find an image of a pirate holding an antique fruit jar? Lo and behold, I sorta-kinda did. Ya gotta love the google!

Aarr, Matey! Aye, even pirates love Jaarrrs!

I found a pic of Johnny Depp as Pirate Cap'n. Jack Sparrow -- and he's holding a big jar of dirt, that represents land. I added the BALL logo. It's from a scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) --
  • Tia Dalma: "Land is where you are safe, Jack Sparrow, and so you will carry land with you."

Here's a trio of vintage novelty pirate decanters and a couple of ads. There are tons of pirate items, labels, images online, but I'll stop here.

Findlay Antique Bottle Club
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