Ahoy mateys – wishin’ ye a happy and celebratory Columbus Day!
Of course I’m not talking about the Somali pirates. Nor am I’m not suggesting that you encourage your son to plunder his cabin-mates’ belongings or have his counselors walk the plank (blindfolded of course).
Rather, for fun, you might share some history and a few pirate words with your camper. Following are a few great resources.
- For a great history of pirate terms (or more accurately, popularized pirate terms), check out Erin McKean’s “Yarrgh!” article in the Boston Globe. Also be sure to check out her list of pirate words on her Wordnik blog.
- Check out the official site of British Talk Like a Pirate Day for great tips and vocabulary.
- check out the Today Show’s talk like a pirate page for more tips.