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September 24, 2019 2 min read





This fun celebration started more than twenty years ago in June 1995 by two men Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy (formally known as John Baur and Mark Summers) their aim was for people to dress and talk like pirates and generally have a fun time doing it!

It’s a day of fun but can also be a good excuse for everyone to raise some money for charity as well…what could be more perfect!



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Taking Part

Taking part is easy whether it is at school, work, coffee morning, nursery, in a shop just make sure you remember your eye patch, toy parrot and stripy trousers and a chest full of treasure and you’re good to go!

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Talk like a Pirate

To complete your pirate inspired look you will need to also talk the lingo, below are some useful phrases to help you on your way!

  • Ahoy! – “ Hello!”
  • Avast! – Stop and give attention. ...
  • Aye! – “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”
  • Aye aye! ...
  • Arrr! ...
  • Beauty – The best possible pirate address for a woman. ...
  • Bilge rat – The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. ...
  • Bung hole – Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks.

Why not impress your friends and colleagues with some good old fashioned tummy aching pirate themed jokes to get the party started…

Q: How much did the pirate pay for his piercings?
A: A buck-an-ear

Q: How do you make a pirate really mad?
A: Take away the ‘p

Q: What's a pirate's favourite movie?
A: Booty and the Beast

Q: Why couldn't the 10 year old go to the pirate movie?
A: Because it was rated arrrrrrr.

Q: What was the pirate's name that had no legs or arms and fell overboard?
A: Bob.


Please send us photos of your pirate inspired day through our social media platforms, we would love to see them and share with fellow mermaid and shark lovers!




Keep mermaiding and sharking!

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