International Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19

talk like a pirate dayToday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Recent dinner conversations in our home have been peppered with silly pirate talk like, “Avast ye scurvy dogs!” and “Shiver me timbers!”  and “Arrr!”

What is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?  and what is the point?  Well.  Um.  I think it is just to be silly….a little lighthearted silliness.  And, couldn’t everyone use a little just plain silliness once in a while?

I’ve recommended a good book with an engaging pirate main character, and included a link to learn to read treasure hunts at the end of the post, so, read on….

According to the official website, http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html:

Talking like a pirate is fun. It’s really that simple.

It gives your conversation a swagger, an elán, denied to landlocked lubbers.

In other words, silliness is the holiday’s best selling point.

The folks who started International Talk Like A Pirate Day do point out that they are talking like “movie pirates, the pirates of books, myth and legend. Think Long John Silver in “Treasure Island.” Pretend pirates.”  And, they point out that: “Real pirates were and are bad people and are in no way worthy of emulating.”  This is just a way to be silly, to have fun being silly.

So, me mateys.  Be ye wantin’ te know ’bout pirates?  This be a good read:

JackPlankTellsTales

 

Bookworm Bear recommends Jack Plank Tells Tales – you can read the review here.

 

 

 

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These are ready to use, fun treasure hunts that use words and pictures in each clue.

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Bookworm Bear is offering you printable treasure hunts clues to help the child (or children) in your life enjoy reading.  So far, there are 5 treasure hunts to try.  More are on the way.

Click on the treasure hunt you want – and print out the pdf.  Cut out the squares, and fold along the dotted lines so that the clue is on the inside, the clue number is on the front, and the little clue for you about where to hide it is on the back.

I hope you and your children have fun with these!