In 1950, Robert Newton played Long John Silver in the Disney movie Treasure Island. He based his dialog on the dialect of West Country in southwestern England—where both he and the character were from—and permanently shaped our pop cultural idea of pirate speech. So much so that in 1995, two guys from Oregon decided it should be celebrated as an annual holiday.
September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, because International Talk Like That One Guy From That One Movie Day is way too long to say. And not nearly as much fun. So if ye’ve a mind t’ treat yerself to some loot, cast yer eyes on these pirate mugs!
1. Hoist the Mizzen!
Drink enough, and you might hear some sea shanties, too.
2. Heave to, Ye Scallywags!
Even landlubbers can sound like an old salt.
3. Dead Men Tell No Tales
Hoist the Jolly Roger and prepare to plunder!
4. Dig Up Yer Own Treasure
Else ye’ll be walkin’ the plank.
5. Three Sheets to the Wind
Better batten down the hatches.
Have a lot of shipmates to split the booty with? Remember that U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping! Because it's always nice to save some doubloons.