Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, Matey!

BY newsdesk  September 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

Shiver me timbers! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Wondering when this holiday came to be officially recognized on Google and beyond? According to the official Talk Like Pirate Day site, author Dave Barry mentioned the holiday in 2002 — then only celebrated amongst a handful of friends — in his Miami Herald column. And since, the holiday has become an international sensation.

Now that you know some of the history, have you switched over your Facebook language settings to “Pirate” yet? Started greeting people with “Ahoy!”? Figured out your swashbuckling pirate name with the Pirate Name Generator? Or received your Krispy Kreme treasure? Because, yes, Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts when you walk into their stores and talk like a pirate

Don’t have time for any of the above? At least get in the spirit on Twitt-arr. Here’s some inspiration:

H/T Colleen Shalby