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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Arrrrrrrrh! Matey! Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Yes, today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. There is even a song for it Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Courtesy of Pirate Speak: How To Talk Like A Pirate:
* Ahoy: Hey!
* Avast: Stop!
* Aye: Yes
* Black spot: to be 'placin' the black spot' be markin' someone for death.
* Booty: treasure
* Buccanneer: a pirate who be answerin' to no man or blasted government.
* By the Powers!: an exclamation, uttered by Long John Silver in Treasure Island!
* Cat o' nine tails: whip for floggin' mutineers
* Corsair: a pirate who be makin' his berth in the Med-...Medi-...that sea 'tween Spain and Africa, aye!
* Davy Jones' Locker: the bottom o' the sea, where the souls of dead men lie
* Doubloons: pieces of gold...
* Fiddlers Green: the private heaven where pirates be goin' when they die.
* Furner: a ship which be yer own, not one ye steal an' plunder.
* Gentlemen o' fortune: a slightly more positive term fer pirates!
* Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
* Grog: A pirate's favorite drink.
* Jack: a flag or a sailor
* Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
* Keelhaul: a truly vicious punishment where a scurvy dog be tied to a rope and dragged along the barnacle-encrusted bottom of a ship. They not be survivin' this.
* Landlubber: "Land-lover," someone not used to life onboard a ship.
* Lass: A woman.
* Lily-livered: faint o' heart
* Loaded to the Gunwales (pron. gunnels): drunk
* Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
* Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
* Me: My.
* Pieces o' eight: pieces o' silver which can be cut into eights to be givin' small change.
* Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power
* Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
* Scurvy dog!: a fine insult!
* Shiver me timbers!: an exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
* Son of a Biscuit Eater: a derogatory term indicating a bastard son of a sailor
* Sprogs: raw, untrained recruits
* Squadron: a group of ten or less warships
* Squiffy: a buffoon
* Swaggy: a scurvy cur's ship what ye be intendin' to loot!
* Swashbucklin': fightin' and carousin' on the high seas!
* Sweet trade: the career of piracy
* Thar: The opposite of "here."
* Walk the plank: this one be bloody obvious.
* Wench: a lady, although ye gents not be wantin' to use this around a lady who be stronger than ye.
* Wi' a wannion: wi' a curse, or wi' a vengeance. Boldly, loudly!
* Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter
So in my best pirate speak, I thought I'd let you know what my Saturday is going to be like. Here goes...

Ahoy Me Hearties. Me Lass and I will be down 1 Sprog, being that the Son Of A Biscuit Eater is picking up Sprog #2 sometime Saturday. Wi' a wannion! If I could get that one to Walk the Plank! Since we're low on Doubloons, it's a cheap day for us. We plan to Go on the account to see "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs". After me lass returns from work we'll have a grog or two, but not Loaded to the Gunwales. By the Powers! I hope all Me mates have a great weekend!

Lola's Diner


Lin said...

Shiver me timbers, sounds like a good time! Happy Weekend, Lola!

StaceyC4 said...

Ahoy, Matey!

Actually, I'm impressed that you did so much research for this!

JD at I Do Things said...

Hee! Enjoy your "Meatballs" and don't spend all your doubloons!

Patricia Rockwell said...

OMG, Lola, we obviously think alike, as I wrote about Pirate Day too!

Auntie E said...

I am in love with a Pirate. Okay he 's not a real one, but I can think he is:-). Great post. I'll drive everyone crazy talking swashbuckler,LOL

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