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Talk like a pirate day (argh)

By Jenny Coon Peterson September 18th, 2010
Ahoy, mateys! Scallywags! Scurvy dogs! Scaredy cats! Etc., etc.

Returned from an adventure of terrible danger, the annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day has sailed into port and is looking to chat you up over some grog.

Wannabe pirates big and small (and short and tall) can escape the doldrums Sept. 19 at Southern Oaks Library's pirate event. The party ship sets sail from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with games, crafts, costume contests and even a swashbuckling scavenger hunt.

I bet there'll even be some eye patches involved.

OK, true story: I was a teacher's assistant for my favorite English teacher my senior year of high school. One day, her eye was irritated, so she asked me to go track her down an eye patch. Naturally, my fellow TA and I left school, drove to a store and bought her a pirate-style patch, because what other type is there, right? Turns out, she meant something a bit more medical.

Mrs. Porter's day as a reluctant pirate is the closest I've ever come to the scourge of the high seas. Unless, of course, you count me watching "Muppet Treasure Island."


Southern Oaks' Talk Like a Pirate Day event promises to be a swashbucklin' good time for all ages. An adventure of pirate-y prose. High-seas hijinks for your verbage vernacular
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