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Avast, me hearties!

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?

ITLAPD 2015 is drawing near! And with Sept. 19 fallin' on a Saturday this year, that means International Talk Like A Pirate WEEKEND!

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

Meanwhile, it's time to get yer own event on the map! If ye haven't told us about yer parrrrties and other escapades, let us know! Please be sure to include at least a general geographic location, or the webwench may pin ye on the map at random! And 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

(Google has changed up its map code again, breakin' the special custom-built Pirate Map our mate Sean Hasselback crafted for us. We're workin' on trackin' him down to see if he can rejigger his code, but meantime, here are the parrrrrties!)


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

Capn' Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket will be together again for International Talk Like A Pirate Day! They're travelin - Slappy from Oregon, Chumbucket from New Orleans - to Southern California to paaaarty with their mate Talderoy and his crew at Studio City Tattoo, 11032 Ventura Blvd, Studio City California. Watch their Website or subscribe to The Poopdeck for details.

And 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!

Check out the OfficialWench's videos on the official Talk Like A Pirate Day YouTube channel: How to Dress Like A Pirate (On the Cheap!) might be useful at this time o' year!!

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)