In the Spotlight: The Founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Oh what luck me hearty's! I found me mates sailing the high seas and asked them if I could feature them -  as we LOVE International Talk Like a Pirate Day around this ship!  Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers and John "Chumbucket" Baur were happy to oblige a fellow pirate.  This is what they had to say about International Talk Like a Pirate Day that has grown 80,000 strong on Facebook and is celebrated worldwide! Have you always been a fan of pirates? Cap'n Slappy: I think it would have been hard (and probably still is) to grow up in this country and NOT be a fan of pirates from an early age. Pirates make being unconventional cool. They not only break rules - they smash them up and sweep them under the carpet. But there is also something courageous about being a pirate - you are the "rebel hero!" When I was young - six or seven - my little brother, Pauly (now a cop) and I would play on a … [Read more...]