michael bolton jack sparrow pirate Talk like a Pirate Day: Parrrrrties and 'Pirate Santa,' me heartiesSince 2002, when Dave Barry mentioned John Baur and Mark Summers in his weekly column, Talk Like a Pirate Day has been an internationally celebrated holiday on Sept. 19, growing bigger with each passing year.

Why Sept. 19? That’s Summers’ ex-wife’s birthday, so … naturally.

The official Talk Like a Pirate website now has a Google map showing all the Talk Like a Pirate parrrrrrties. You can have yours added too. And this year, Mark and John are announcing a new book – “Pirate Santa,” for children.

Need help with your Pirate-speak? The site kindly provides a translator. So – hoist the mainstay, swab the bootdeck, drink lots o’grog, find t’ hot beauties and celebrate!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."