In Tampa, with an annual festival and football team dedicated to pirates, talking and dressing up like one might seem like no big deal.
Which comes in handy today if you like Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, a 10-year-old celebration of all things "arrrgh."
The doughnut chain is getting onboard by giving a free glazed doughnut to anyone who comes to its stores and offers a "shiver me timbers" or a simple "ahoy."
Krispy Kreme will hand out a dozen doughnuts to anyone who comes in dressed as a pirate. That's a fine promotion for those who happen to keep a doublet or tri-cornered hat about.
The promotion is available at participating locations. No other purchase is necessary.