Shiver me timbers! September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and I'm adrift in a sea of puns and phrases to mark the occasion.
A little backstory: in 2002, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry wrote an article for the Miami Herald encouraging his readership to embrace this fun little holiday. Was it really that easy? Aye!
And now, with a pirate history on the horizon that Library Journal calls "colorful" and "billowing," it's a great time to be a swashbuckling enthusiast. Whether you're a landlubber or a buccaneer, there are plenty of fun activities to help you and your patrons celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day.
No prey, no pay, hearties!
Coxswain Dirty Ethel Vane (er...Kaitlin)