Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pegleg Parley

The pirate primer : mastering the language of swashbucklers and rogues / George Choundas.

Ahoy! Here's luck and a fair wind to you. That's a pirate's way of saying hello! The book "The Pirate Primer" will give you an introduction into the language of pirates. The author looks at a variety of different sources in literature, movies, and television to construct a book of common pirate phrases and meanings complete with terms, pronounciations, and parts of speech. This book is a neat way to pick up a few phrases to make you sound like a 'scavenger o' the seas' (one of the many terms used for a pirate). Don't forget, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Don't be the only one of your friends to sound like a 'mutton-headed landloving ninny' instead of a 'swashbuckling privateer'.

If you are serious about learning the language of the seven seas, check out LPL's Mango Language database. They have an entire interactive course on how to talk like a pirate!

Jenny R - Reference

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