Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Talk Like a Pirate Day, Butterscotch Pudding Day, more

September 19th, 2012, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, National School Backpack Awareness Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, and National Butterscotch Pudding Day.

Avast, me mateys! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrr! If you need help with your "pirattude," Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy are here to help:

National School Backpack Awareness Day takes place on the third Wednesday in September. The American Occupational Therapy Association encourages everyone to avoid injury from overloaded backpacks and bags.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in parts of India as the birth celebration of the Elephant God. Along with other celebrations and fireworks, idols of the God are immersed in seas, lakes, and rivers.

September 19th is National Butterscotch Pudding Day. Sounds delicious. Butterscotch contains butter, but it has nothing to do with whiskey or being Scottish. According to "The scotch in butterscotch comes from the Middle English scocchen, and from there probably from the Old French coche and the Latin Vulgate cocca, meaning a notch or nick. The candy was notched, or scored, to make it easier to break into pieces"

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