Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

( 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?


  1. Jane, I took part of the pirate name test before swabbing the deck by accident. Oops. Too late to start over, but just had to come by since you've been so great about reading my blog. I love the whole pirate celebration concept. And I am an adventurer, so I could have been a pirate in another place and time. :)

  2. Roxane, now I am REALLY wanting to know your pirate name! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. An anonymous friend, whose pirate name is Calico Ann Flint, has recommended _Tough Boris_ by Mem Fox as a pirate story with a sad ending.

  4. My former students and I loved Tough Boris and Edward and the Pirates!

  5. Jane, I want to hear your pirate voice. Leave it to me to request that.

  6. My Maria wants you to know,"Remember we put the RRAT in pirate!"--Rizzo, in Muppet Treasure Island.

  7. Shiver me timbers, Jennifer, we might as well be takin' to the high seas with all the rain we be havin'!
    C & Maria, Arrrr! Thanks for the reminderrrrr!