Grab yer booty: It’s ‘Talk like a Pirate’ Day

SEATTLE – Ahoy, mateys! Thursday is ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day,’ so get ready to walk the plank. No, it’s not just an excuse to bust out the parrots and eye patches. According to, the tradition started nearly 20 years ago as a way to celebrate ‘public pirattitude around the world.’

And hey, there’s free pirate booty to pillage!

This year, Krispy Kreme is giving away a free doughnut to anyone who talks like a pirate when ordering. If you dress like a pirate, you’ll receive a free dozen! Long John Silver’s is also giving away free food to pirates who say “Arrrr!”