Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ahoy, avast, and shiver me timbers

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you, like me, wish there were more appropriate times to say things like "Arrrr!" and "Avast, me hearties," now is your chance to release your inner pirate.

If you would like some help talking like a pirate, you can try this handy guide from Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket on YouTube. There's also a longer video tutorial, How to Talk Like a Pirate, by Graham Stark and Paul Saunders.

What does a librarian pirate sound like? In my case, it sounds something like this:

  • "Ahoy! I see ye be lookin' downcast searchin' for articles. Have ye tried ProQuest?"
  • "Avast, me hearties! This be how ye find databases t'use for yer research."
  • "Ye be looking fer microfilm? Arrrr! It be in that direction."
Now, if ye be lookin' for some pirate literature, here be some books ye can read online that won't cost ye a single piece of eight, thanks t' Project Gutenberg.

1 comment:

Karen S. said...

This is the best, Erica. Very funny. I'd love to hear an audio clip of this.