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FORT MYERS, Fla. — A viral online phenomenon inspires swashbucklers and land lubbers alike.
This holiday prompting scalawags talking in pirate speak originated in 1995 with two Oregon residents and pirate aficionados: John Baur and Mark Summers, according to a TIME article.
Many establishments and digital platforms keep this tradition of the holiday alive. There are also ties to the novels and cinematic tales in Hollywood that spout the “shiver me timbers” vernacular we know and love, TIME said.