(Palm Beach Post) Mayor Pam Triolo issued a proclamation Tuesday night declaring today International Talk Like a Pirate Day and urging residents to celebrate in “a hearty, fun-loving way.”

The mayor’s proclamation was intended as a lighthearted gesture acknowledging City Manager Michael Bornstein’s passion for pirate lore and the International Talk Like a Pirate Day begun on a whim in 1995 by Oregon friends John Baur and Mark Summers.

“The City of Lake Worth is known to possess a spirit of independence, high spirits and swashbuckling, all traits of a good pirate,” the proclamation states. “It’s fun to talk like a pirate by using words like Arrrrr, ye and bilge rat.”

Former City Commissioner Jo-Ann Golden didn’t find the pirate proclamation humorous.

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