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Welcome to the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site.

Ever since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. Whether you be new to the notion, or one of the millions who've made it your own personal excuse to party like pirates every September 19th, welcome! Stick around, check out our social media sites, an' learn all about September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

What's new?

Another ITLAPD has come and gone - and with Sept. 19 fallin' on a Saturday this year, that meant a whole Talk Like a Pirate weekend for many!

Our founders, Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy, parrrrtied it up for the first time in years at the mammoth TLAPD party at Studio City Tattoos in Studio City, CA.

If ye never managed to get yer event on the Googly map, the Webwench will be happy to add it as time permits. And feel free to send her a photo for our Flickr gallarry - just one, please - or link to yer own photo site - to show the world yer pirattitude!

Well done, all. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-the-minute pirattitude and hijinks, year 'round!

The Googly Map o' Pirate Fun

(Thanks to our mate Sean Hasselback, who crafted the custom map for us, for repairing it each year when Google changes its code! And while he was on vacation, too!)


If ye can't see the map above, follow this link. And check out online observances, special offers and media coverage on our TLAPD 2015 page.

News from Team Pirate

We're proud to announce the publication of Ol' Chumbucket's new young adult novel, Chrissie Warren, Pirate Hunter, available in ebook, paperback, and a special limited-edition hardback!

O'l Chumbucket will be holding readings and book signings this fall, starting in his home port o' New Orleans:

  • Sept. 23, 7 pm at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, he'll be among three authors reading from their debut novels

Check out the OfficialWench's videos on the official Talk Like A Pirate Day YouTube channel, including the brand new Pirate Feeling (with apologies to the Righteous Brothers).

Social Pirattitude

Team Pirate has ports o'call on:

  • Facebook: Follow our Facebook Page - help us top 130,000 fans!
  • Twitter: Cap'n Slappy tweets, under "thecapnslappy" - and ye can still read the archive of his late, lamented Ask Cap'n Slappy advice column, too!
  • Flickr: We have both a gallarrrry o' photos our fans have sent us and a Flickr group where ye can post yer own.
  • Curious about how a middle-class family from Oregon is livin' the pirate's life? Follow the adventures of the Chumbucket clan (currently in New Orleans) via their blog.
  • YouTube, via the Official Wench's channel

You'll still find the best, most complete news about Talk Like A Pirate Day right here on our Web site, including:

Our books !

New designs and old favorites!

.... sign up for The Poopdeck, our e-mail newsletter

Mad Sally's account of her 2007 WifeSwap ordeal,
on Keep to the Code

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The Official Talk Like A Pirate Day Song, by Tom Smith
available on his album, "And They Say I've Got Talent"

Welcome aboard, mates; roam around an' let us know what ye think.

-- Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers, John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur
Tori "Mad Sally" Baur
(and Jezebel, the Webwench, too)