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John Baur Mark Summers

UPDATE: Follow all of our Talk Like a Prate Day coverage here, and get the low-down on Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010.

This Saturday, September 19th, is international Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This weird holiday was created by John Baur and Mark Summers (pictured above), two friends from Oregon who began trash-talking each other while playing racquet ball in a pirate’s dialect.

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September 19th got nominated as the day as it was formerly the date of Mark Summer’s wedding anniversary. It happened to be a date he wasn’t celebrating anymore so he knew he would remember it.

So how can you celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Well, for starters, LucasArts is cutting the price of the Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition on Steam and Direct2Drive to $5, as well as slicing the iPhone version’s price to $4. That offer is available right now through September 21st.

You can also turn ANY website into Pirate-speak by using the piratize bookmarklet – just try it right now.  You can just reload this page to turn it off.

Now, go walk the plank, matey, and enjoy Talk Like a Pirate Day….arrrr!

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