(http://www.flickr.com/photos/angstdei/461916765/ by Tim (the enchanter))
Ahoy, mateys! September 19 is officially International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Don't be a bilge rat! Join in the fun. The Web site has pirate talk in English, German, and Dutch.
Here's a brief lesson from the Pirate Guys themselves:
This link takes you to a site where you can find out your true pirate name. Here's mine: Iron Ann Cash. Description: A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you are a tough person. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine.
Is your pirate name as accurate as mine? Arrrrr!
Smartly now with some pirate songs & books--
Avast for Eric Ode's CD "Seven Clever Pirates"!
Shiver me timbers! Here's Mike Mennard's "Pirates." Learn why it's hard to be a pirate in Nebraska!
Aye! Here are some fine pirate rhymes from David L. Harrison's book, Pirates.
And I'll end with a book about a pirate beauty--or was she really a pirate?--The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi.
So, get your pirate name, pirate songs, pirate books, and shove off! But first--what are your favorite pirate songs or stories?