Talk Like A PirateAvast! Possibly one of the best and most comical international days has to be Talk Like A Pirate day! We all do it now and then, whether we like to admit it or not, but on September 19th you can say it loud and proud!

What’s It All About?

Well in 1995 two men with little to no skill in racquetball began to encourage each other by shouting piratey encouragement and mild insults during a game. They enjoyed it so much that they decided then and there that there should be a holiday where everyone has to talk like a pirate! For seven years John Baur and Mark Summers celebrated their holiday between themselves and friends, until they chanced upon the e-mail of a man they wanted to be the spokesman for their event, Dave Barry. In 2002, after a cheeky e-mail correspondence, they manage to get him hooked! After having their event published by the well known columnist, their event took off!

Since that fateful e-mail, Talk Like A Pirate Day has been celebrated by people from all parts of the globe, from its home in America, to Australia and, of course, here in the UK! We have a rich history of good old fashioned piracy so it was a perfect celebration for us. We all know the tales of local Poole Pirate Harry Paye!

Get Involved

There will be plenty going on across the South Coast when it comes to Talk Like A Pirate Day so keep a weather eye on the horizon! Now, it’s all well and good talking like a pirate, but why not go the whole hog and dress as one too! Here at Hollywood we have a huge range of pirate costumes, accessories and wigs to choose from for men, women and children. Whether you’re keeping the purse strings tight or looking to splash the doubloons, you’re sure to find something that’s just right for you!

Talk Like A Pirate

Ok, so you’re dress, you’ve got your best gravelly pirate voice practiced, now put it into action with the Top 10 Pirate Pick-Up Lines!

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

  1. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
  2. Come on up and see me urchins.
  3. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
  4. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.
  5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?
  6. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
  7. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.