today i learned – weds 19th sept 2018

kind of a two part one today … meh, it’s about pirates 😏 so rule bending is allowed πŸ™ŒπŸ»

#tdil that today is actually international talk like a pirate day! 😱

what an epic day 😁 literally so happy to be alive right now πŸ™ŒπŸ» apparently it’s a day that was invented by two dudes called john “ol’ chumbucket” bauer and mark “cap’n slappy” summers πŸ˜‚

the idea is literally that you spend the day talking like a pirate πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ pretty simple really πŸ™ˆ but it has got me thinking πŸ€”

that’s where part two of this goodness #bonus comes in 😏 did pirates actually say ‘arrrr’ and stuff like that??

the short answer … nobody really knows πŸ˜… like, the golden age of pirate goodness was a time where little was written down πŸ˜• so there’s no real record of how those pesky pirates communicated 😒

that said, historians don’t think that pirates did talk as we all imagine … they also don’t think they had parrots on their shoulders and etc πŸ™ˆ

instead, a lot of those stereotypes can be actually attributed to one single piece of literature … the 1883 novel treasure island πŸ’° apparently, it was actually the imagination of robert louis stevenson that gave us our pirate ‘knowledge’ πŸ™ŒπŸ»

and that’s us! don’t you just love how useless this fact is? πŸ˜‚ have a good ‘talk like a pirate day!’

laters 😜 #tdil


i literally love these useless facts πŸ˜‚ fancy reading more? just have a gander ->here<-

(image time! the header is ->here<- and the other image is ->here<-)

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