International Talk Like a Pirate Day officially unobserved in Crestview

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 02:11 PM.

The all-in-fun holiday was founded in 1995 as "a ‘whimsical alternative’ to all the serious things that were making the news so depressing," according to

"In other words, silliness is the holiday's best selling point."

Humorist Dave Barry brought the holiday to the nation's attention in September 2002, writing in his Miami Herald column, "talking like a pirate will infuse your everyday conversations with romance and danger."

Cadle said that with recent tax rises — for county, city, school and gas — there was no need for the city to encourage more pirates in town.

"We don't need them around 'arrr' streets," Cadle said.

However, as Dave Barry reminded his readers, come tomorrow, "You have the buckles, darn it: Don't be afraid to swash them!"

Want to celebrate, matey?

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