On Saturday, Sept. 19, Krispy Kreme is offering free one dozen glazed doughnuts to patrons who visit a participating store dressed in a pirate costume. Or, one free glazed doughnut to those who speak like a pirate. This offer is available at participating Australia, US and Canadian locations.
According to the Krispy Kreme website, your costume must include 3 or more items from the list below to qualify as a pirate costume:
- Eye Patch
- Pirate Hat
- Pirate Flag
- Peg Leg
- Parrot on Shoulder
- Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
- Leather belt
- Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
- Pirate Hook
- Pointy black boots or ragged brown sand
Click here for more details from the Krispy Kreme website.
To help you to prepare for this fun day, we are sharing below a printable pirate hat, and pirate eye patches from snapfish.com (Note: we give no guarantees that Krispy Kreme will count these as part of your costume).
To print the pirate hat and eye patches:
1) Click on the file
2) Download and save onto your computer
3) Print with a colored printer on white card stock
4) Follow the instructions to complete
This link will take you to the talklikeapirate website.
How To Talk Like a Pirate
According to the website:
"Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew. There are several other sites that offer glossaries that are pretty good, and you can find some of them on our links page.
But if you just want a quick fix, a surface gloss, a "pirate patina," if you will, here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that's your thing.
Ahoy! - "Hello!"
Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"
Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."
Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."
Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities "