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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

I went to flickr today and saw that there was a pirate flag over the r in the flickr logo.  I googled “why does flickr have a pirate flag on their logo”.  I found that it was to celebrate international talk like a pirate day.  :)

Arrr!

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  • Torun September 20, 2007, 4:24 pm

    Arr!!!

    Your post inspired me to post a pirate picture of my daughter in my blog. She got her dad back from the States yesterday, and he brought her this super pirate costume. Funny coincidence that that happened on Talk like a pirate day! Thanks! Thanks also for your reply about the bilingual children. Runa is a real language talent too. She’s very fluent in Norwegian and uses very advanced grammar, but her English is a little slower. She understands everything her dad says but replies in Norwegian. I think that will change over the course of the years though. I’m not worried. We’re sticking to one person-one language. Sounds like you’ve done great!

  • Pumpkin September 21, 2007, 8:07 am

    Torun,
    I bet she looks too cute as a pirate. And, as long as one of you keep talking English with her she’ll be fine….However, I would get her to respond to English speakers in English if at all possible. I explained to my kids that if someone speaks French to them they need to speak in French and if it is in English they need to respond in English. She may be afraid because she isn’t used to it.

    My husband did that with his parents…he responded in French while they spoke in Czech. He was never confident in speaking Czech because of it. Even today he can understand Czech very well but it is diffulcult for him to respond. All children are different but I do think it is important to get her to talk in English when spoken to in English. She will learn English at school too most likely. :)

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