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Talk Like a Pirate

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pirate2Shiver me timbers—it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Celebrated annually on Sept. 19, this yo-ho-ho-holiday began in 1995 and was created by Oregon friends John Baur and Mark Summers. It has since become a cult phenomenon, giving swashbuckers the opportunity to yell out “Arrr!” and “Blimey!” for an entire day.

Ahoy matey, need help with your pirate knowledge? Portland Public Library has you covered. Use this list to read up on your pirates. If you are looking to learn some phrases, you can use the creators’ webpage, they even have a page of Pirate Pickup lines, or check out this pirate glossary. But to become a true expert in Pirate speak, try our free language programMango Languages. There is an entire course dedicated to learning to speak like a Pirate. The first lesson is “Captain’s Orders” and the conversational goals include: Call Someone Names, Express Surprise, Give Sailing Commands, Greet a Friend and a Superior, and Pay a Compliment. So give it a try today and surprise your friends with ye knowledge of pirates and pirate language.

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Bring on the Drama: Additional Films from Videoport and PPL

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coming-homej-edgarVideoport had over 3,000 movies in their drama section. Some have already been selected to circulate, but many are still in the warehouse, waiting for someone to request them.

Some are classics, some are romance or adventure stories. Browse the catalog, or search for a specific title, and bring some drama into your life.

Don’t know where to start? Click here for some recommendations.

 

 

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