Saturday, July 7, 2012

Preparrrrrrgh for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted By on Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Avast, ye scurvy lubber! International Talk like a Pirate day has just come over the horizon, and is but a handful o' fortnights away — Sept. 19, same as always.

And ye wouldn't want t' be left not knowin' how t' speak pirate on such a glorious day, would ye? May as well 'ave a dull cutlass a'fore a boardin' a nuther vessel.

Lucky for your sorry aft, the Pikes Peak Library District offers free subscriptions to the Mango language learning tool. Mango recently announced a special course in Pirate to polish your skills. All ye need is a district library card! The software is available at most PPLD branches, or even on your Android or iOS device. The Mango website has a mapping tool to find the Mango-powered library nearest your port-of-call.

If you can't make it to the library between now and September (ye lazy bilge-rat), there are some other resources on the web for learning the language of the seas: Puzzle Pirates, the once-popular, web-based, pirate-themed game has a pirate thesaurus of sorts. And the International Talk like a Pirate day website has got some of the basics for you, a huge number of links and even a pirate translator.

Easiest of all, Mango is offering its courses in Pirate for free on its website (for a limited time). So you've got no excuse for not participating this September. Bully!

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