The holiday and its practice arise from the romantic vision of the Golden Age of Piracy. It has become a holiday for members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Since 2002, the event took on an international character. Today, the day is celebrated in more than 40 countries.
Who started Talk Like A Pirate Day
According to Summers, this day as a holiday emerged as a result of a sports injury. During a game of racquetball between Summers and Baur, one of them reacted to the pain with the cry aaarrr! And there was born the idea. The party took place on June 6, 1995, but out of respect for D-Day, chose the birthday of Summers' ex-wife, to make it easier to remember.
What at first was a joke between two friends gained popularity when John Baur and Mark Summers sent a letter in 2002 to American humor columnist, Dave Barry, explaining his invented holiday. Barry liked the idea and promoted it. The increasing media coverage of the festive day after the column by Barry possible for this event is held internationally today. It has been attributed to the success of the international spread of the festival to the non-restriction of the idea or trademark, exposing the day to creativity and viral growth.
Baur and Summers found new fame in 2006 with the premiere episode season of the reality show Wife Swap for ABC, which was first broadcasted on 18 September 2006. They starred in the role of a family of pirates along with Baur's wife, Tori. Baur also appeared on June 26, 2008, in an episode of Jeopardy!, Where he was introduced as a writer and pirate Albany, Oregon.
The association of pirates with peg legs, parrots and treasure maps made famous in the novel Treasure Island (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson has had a significant influence on the culture parody of pirates.
Since its launch has been hedged by numerous media such as The Washington Post, CNN, The Sun, Daily Mail, USA Today or ABC News, among others. Talk Like a Pirate Day has been held by the inclusion of eggs in various video games and web pages. Facebook introduced a version of its website translated in pirate language for Talk Like a Pirate Day in 2008. Google also offers a version of its search engine in pirate language. Flickr or LucasArts also participated in the celebrations.
Alluded to Talk Like a Pirate on two songs of folk singer Tom Smith: Talk Like a Pirate Day and What? It's Can (n) on. The latter refers to the fact that JK Rowling established the birthday of Hermione Granger on the same day the Talk Like a Pirate Day. In 2005, cancer research center Marie Curie Cancer Care London and the London bank Lloyds TSB scheduled a series of activities for the International Talk Like A Pirate Day with the intention of raising funds.
When is National Talk Like A Pirate Day
In 2007, the largest US bookstore, Barnes and Noble also joined the celebrations by a notice with the text Ahoy, Matey! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day that could be seen in stores across the country. For the celebration of 2008, the National Maritime Museum of Australia organized a children's activity in which children are granted a diploma for graduation at the School of Pirates, one of the most popular museum school programs.
In 2012 the tenth anniversary of the event was fulfilled. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, participated publishing in the social network Twitter a photo that appeared in conversation with a man dressed as a pirate with text Arr you in? Also in 2012, the TV channel Disney Junior issued a special program to celebrate the day.
Minecraft, a sandbox game, has language option Pirate language. Gmod, a video game, also includes the pirate language. Facebook, the social network, has language option Pirate language.
Actor Robert Newton, who specialized in playing the role of pirates, is considered the patron saint of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Newton played Long John Silver in the film Treasure Island Disney in 1950; and also in the Australian film Long John Silver, 1952. He also played Blackbeard in the 1952 film, Blackbeard, the Pirate. Newton was born in Dorset and was educated in Cornwall, and their dialect of the West Country, who used acting as Long John Silver and Blackbeard, which some regard as the standard pirate accent.
The archetypal cry of a pirate, "Arrr!" alternatively Rrrr! or Yarrr! first appeared in fiction in 1934, in the film Treasure Island with Lionel Barrymore, and was used by the character in the 1940 novel Adam Penfeather, Buccaneer of Jeffrey Farnol. However, it became popular and is widely remembered for its use by Robert Newton in the 1950 classic, Treasure Island. It has been speculated that the sound "rrr" has been associated with pirates due to the location of the main ports in the southwest of England known as the West Country.
It speaks of this area in general, and Cornish, in particular, may have had an important influence on the nautical speech of the British in general. This can be seen in the operetta The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert and Sullivan, which takes place in Cornwall Although in the work is not the term "arrr" was used, the pirates used expressions with many "RRRs" such as Hurrah! and Pour sherry, pirate!.