Avast ye maties! 'Tis September 19th, 2011, which be International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
If ye be shivering in ye boots because ye pirate speech be rusty, fear not. Ye Terrebonne Parish Public Liberry have just what ye need to be speakin like a pirate in the wink of ye parrot's eye. There a be a whole course just for the asking in how to talk like a pirate, and it be free as the wind in yer sails.
Hoist ye mainsails and head to www.mytpl.org/databases.html and see if ye spy "Languages" in the list of all the many databases ye liberry be offering ye. Click on the word "Languages" and ye will see the very first option is "Mango Languages." Click on that there mango. If ye are not in yer liberry, ye will next need to enter yer liberry card number to reach yer destination. No liberry card? Walk the plank!
Once ye are in Mango, ye can set up an account that won't cost ye a penny if ye wish to keep track of yer progress. Or ye can skip to the chase and just click on the "Start Learning" button.
Next ye will see a list of the many languages ye can learn, and nary a language be spoken that might not come in handy fer a pirate circling the globe. Fer yer pirate speech ye want to click this here "Pirate" link pictured here off ye port bow.
Arrr, me hearty! Ye be hauling wind smartly now, and well on ye way to speakin' pirate like the scurvy knaves ye be!
- Jen Hamilton, Cap'n of Yer Reference Services Crew