International Talk Like a Pirate Day was launched back in 2002 after two friends decided that lapsing into pirate lingo can make things more fun and that's what the world needed.
We are playing along today. If you want to ask us a question today check out the "Need help!" button on our website to chat with our pirate librarians. Or greet the team at the service desks with a friendly 'Ahoy'. You can practise "Aaaarrrrring", or just share your favourite pirate joke with us.
Try these sites to join in the fun:
- Pirate Name Generator
- Pirate terms and phrases
- 21 Scurvy pirate jokes to tell on Talk like a Pirate Day
Q: How do pirates prefer to communicate?
A: Aye to aye!
On a more serious note...
We are happy to talk piratey, but piracy is a whole other matter. Today is a good time to take a look at the Copyright for Students guide - especially the "Responsibilities" page to help you avoid illegal distribution of copyrighted material and plagiarism.