Shiver me timbers! All hands ahoy!
Have yer a land-lubbing youngster or a budding salty seadog? P’raps yer a budding swashbuckler or learnin’ yer scallywags some seafaring lingo. Yer savvy?
If thee be not too lily-livered, get thee down to one of our libraries to feast their beady eyes on a booty of pirate books to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Thursday 19 September.
A treasure trove of pirate books and wordy bounty in our libraries awaits and no need to hornswaggle, including:
Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate
The Skeleton Pirate
My Granny is a Pirate
Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch
Pirate Pete and his Smelly Feet
Come today (in costume or without) and aaaaaaaaagh- sk to see them! No plank walking will be needed to get her ‘ands on these gleamin treats of the seas!
The Ryhme Time at Haton Lea Library on the day itself with be nautically themed,
The Metro newspaper printed a guide to ‘How to speak pirate’, or as the pirates would say ‘how t’ speak gentleman o’ fortune’. Why not have a go?
Blow me down – A phrase of amazement or shock
Avast ye – Look at this
Heave Ho – Put your back into to it
Pillage – Rob or plunder
Savvy? – Do you understand or do you agree?
Thar she blows! – When you see a whale
In the mean time weigh anchor and splice the mizzen and have fun with this pirate-name generator.