It's a Pirate's Life for Me! 5 Lists to Help You Talk, Sail, Eat and Sing Like a Pirate!

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Welcome to the fifth and final list in this month's #wtworldcat feature: Treasure Aisles: 5 Lists for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Of course, since today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we'll get you started with library resources on how to talk like a pirate. But we'll also point you to stuff to help you sail, eat and sing like a pirate!

First, of course, you need to Talk Like a Pirate

  1. A is for arrr! : a pirate alphabet by Laura Purdie Salas
  2. Mango languages. Pirate. by Mango Languages
  3. The pirate primer : mastering the language of swashbucklers and rogues by George Choundas
  4. How to speak pirate : a treasure chest of seafaring slang by Geordie Telfer
  5. Well blow me down : a guy's guide to talking like a pirate by John Baur and Mark Summers
  6. Pirattitude! : So you wanna be a pirate? : Here's how! by John Baur and Mark Summers

Best to make sure you know the Pirate Code

  1. The pirate code : from honorable thieves to modern-day villains by Brenda Ralph Lewis
  2. The code of the zombie pirate : how to become an undead master of the high seas by Scott Kenemore
  3. The government manual for new pirates by Matthew David Brozik and Jacob Sager Weinstein
  4. U.S. Navy pirate combat skills by Adam Reger and David Cole Wheeler

You'll need a Pirate Ship

  1. Pirate ships & weapons by John Hamilton
  2. Pirate ships ahoy! by Cynthia L Jenson-Elliott
  3. Pirate ships : sailing the high seas by Liam O'Donnell
  4. See inside pirate ships by Rob Lloyd Jones and Jorg Muhl>
  5. The pirate ships by produced & directed by Monte Markham

You'll definitely want to Eat Like a Pirate

  1. The pirate cookbook by Ann Turner
  2. A pirate cookbook : simple recipes for kids by Sarah L. Schuette
  3. And a bottle of rum : a history of the New World in ten cocktails by Wayne Curtis
  4. The pirate cookbook. by DK Publishing, Inc.
  5. Home cooking in the global village : Caribbean food from buccaneers to ecotourists

Finally, you'll want to Sing Like a Pirate!

  1. The Oxford book of sea songs chosen and edited by Roy Palmer.
  2. Shantymen and shantyboys; songs of the sailor and lumberman compiled and collected by William Main Doerflinger.
  3. Songs of American sailormen by Joanna C. Colcord, with an introduction by Lincoln Colcord.
  4. Folk songs of old New England collected and edited by Eloise Hubbard Linscott -- with an introduction by James M. Carpenter.
  5. Songs the whalemen sang : illustrated with photos of drawings from whalemen's journals and of scrimshaw furnished through the courtesy of the Whaling Museum of New Bedford, Mass. edited by Gale Huntington.
  6. American sea songs and chanteys from the days of iron men and wooden ships Musical arrangements by Christopher Thomas, illus. by Edward A. Wilson.
  7. Songs of the sea : the tales and tunes of sailors and sailing ships compiled by Stan Hugill.
  8. Shanties from the seven seas : shipboard work-songs and songs used as work-songs from the great days of sail collected by Stan Hugill.
  9. Chanteying aboard American ships Harlow, Frederick Pease.
  10. Roll and go, songs of American sailormen compiled by Joanna C. Colcord, with introduction by Lincoln Colcord.

We hope our week-long #wtworldcat Treasure Aisles: 5 Lists for International Talk Like a Pirate Day feature has helped prove an important point: no matter what the topic, libraries are a treasure trove of resources for fun, research and education. And in case you still doubt us, check out:

There’s truly something in a library for every pirate lad and lass.

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