Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

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Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, an annual celebration that brings together all the swashbuckling scoundrels who set their Facebook languages to ‘English (Pirate),’ have closets full of costume eyepatches, pledge allegiance to the Jolly Roger or just want an excuse to walk around saying “Arrrrgh!” or order people to walk the plank.

There are many ways for landlubbers to celebrate today without hitting the high seas – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to anyone who talks like a pirate, and a dozen free doughnuts to those scallywags who show up in full pirate garb. (Need to brush up on your pirate parlance? Here’s a helpful how-to.)

After your free doughnuts, check out this Google map of all the Talk Like A Pirate Day events around the world. From free mini golf to pirate-y pub crawls, there’s sure to be something that will shiver your timbers.

And when your day of yo-ho-ho-ing is done, sit back with a bottle of rum and have a good laugh over these trending tweets about hypothetical pirate TV shows:

Magnum, P.I. (Pirate Investigator) #PirateTVShows @midnight @nerdist

— Jonn McDaniel (@JonnMcDaniel) September 19, 2014

@midnight #piratetvshows AAARRRRRRR Is The New Black

— scott marvel (@clumsy_kaiju) September 19, 2014

Greybeard's Anatomy #piratetvshows @midnight

— Skreened (@skreened) September 19, 2014

Sabrina the Teenage Wench #piratetvshows @midnight

— Heather Kershaw (@MrsHeatherK) September 19, 2014


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