Avast! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day

By NBC DFW

Published 09/19 2013 01:34PM

Updated 09/19 2013 01:36PM

hoy, matey!

Thursday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which means people all over the world are encouraged to say things like "Arrrgh!" and "Aye aye!"

The tradition is reportedly over a decade old and was started by two friends who talked like pirates during a racket ball game.

"By the time our hour on the court was over, we realized that lapsing into pirate lingo had made the game more fun and the time pass more quickly," original pirate guys John Baur and Mark Summers wrote on their website. "We decided then and there that what the world really needed was a new national holiday, Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Eighteen years later, people all over the world have taken to the holiday with celebrations, pub crawls, games and hashtags.

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