Avast thar ye landlubbers. Did ye not know that on the morrow it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Aaar, and here in the brig on the good ship Osprey, we shall all be doin the same. Wi' a bottle of grog, some pieces o' eight and plenty of chances for any of the salty seadogs hereabout to walk the plank.

So with a great aye, aye cap'n - ye should  prepare for a day of piratical song and speech.

And keep a weather eye out here on the Osprey blog for a speech by the Osprey Blackbeard himself, Angus Konstam - who will dispel the vile rumours and tales about piratical speech!