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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 Sep

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Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Ahoy, mateys!  Today, 09/19/2013, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!!  It’s a day for fun – you know a day to let our inner pirate come out just for fun.  Practice your pirate talk and talk like a pirate all day long to everyone.  See how much fun you can have telling people to ‘walk the plank’… chitter chatter – so funny!  Just remember, it’s not required that you dress like a pirate as long as you talk like a pirate.

20130601-002004.jpgFor your convenience, I’m adding a few words that might come in handy this day.  Be sure to fit them into your conversations somewhere and see the reaction on people’s faces.

Ahoy! – “Hello!”

Avast! “Whoa! Get a load of that!”

Aye! – “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”

Aye aye! – “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”

Arrr! – “Yes,” “I agree”; “I’m happy”; “That was a clever remark you or I just made.” Note:  not to be confused with Arrgghh

Beauty – The best possible pirate address for a woman. Always preceded by “me,” as in,“C’mere, me beauty.”.

Bilge rat – The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. It’s loaded with ballast and slimy, reeking water. A bilge rat, then, is a rat that lives in the worst place on the ship. A lot of guy humor involves insulting your buddies to prove your friendship. It’s important that everyone understand you are smarter, more powerful and much luckier with the wenches than they are. Since bilge rat is a pretty dirty thing to call someone, by all means use it on your friends.

Bung hole – The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That’s all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn’t it? 

Grog – An alcoholic drink, usually rum diluted with water. Call your beer grog if you want.

Hornpipe – Both a single-reeded musical instrument sailors often had aboard ship, and a spirited dance that sailors do. 

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And of course, Bacon’s dad is bouncing right along with today.  He’s already confronted Bacon’s mom with a couple of what shall we say ‘off-colored’ pirate talk this morning.  Shakes my head.  He has persuaded me in a bucket of nuts to add a few of his oh so wonderful pick up lines.  (Yes, I can be bought and influenced and I know you are going to try a few of these so there.)

And, I’m taking bets how much Bacon’s mom can take before she makes him walk the plank!

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Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

Come on up and see me urchins.

I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.


That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.
That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Happy International Pirate Day me buckos!  Oh and by the way, here is a picture of Bacon where he dressed up like a pirate for Speedy’s party last weekend.  He went all Johnny Depp – snorts!

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26 responses to “International Talk Like a Pirate Day

  1. Bongo

    09/19/2013 at 1:13 am

    Awwwwwwr!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:18 am

      Hiya matey! I’ll raise you a aarrghh – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. gentlestitches

    09/19/2013 at 1:31 am

    Pirate day will be in the a.m. here for us. When I wake my son for school I will sing “good morning bilge rat”. He loves everything pirate! You make a dashing pirate Bacon!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:20 am

      aaww shucks piggy blushes. Thank you my friend. I heard on the telly last night that if you talk like a pirate at a local donut shop, they will give you a free donut. If you dress like a pirate, they’ll give you a free dozen. I wonder if I dress up and go in, will they give me a dozen? It’s a thought. I’m off to discuss this with daddy pirate. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. onespoiledcat

    09/19/2013 at 5:36 am

    Avast Cap’n Bacon – that’s quite some booty you’ve got there…..May your day be full of treasure!

    Cap’n Sam and Crew

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:23 am

      Thank you me bucko. T’ water be calm and ready t’ ride! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. fozziemum

    09/19/2013 at 7:56 am

    Avst ye matey Squirrely scurvy bilge rat…etc etc hehehehe happy arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr day Hugs and luvs Fozziemum xxx

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:25 am

      Snorts. I love it!! Get better soon my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        09/19/2013 at 9:27 am

        Hehehe will do my sweet friend xxx Fozziemum

         
  5. katsrus

    09/19/2013 at 8:58 am

    Happy Pirate Day! So fun visiting all the blogs. Everyone has fun posts.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:28 am

      AWW thank you my friend. We aim to make you smile here at piglove 🙂 Happy Pirate Day! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Coccolino

    09/19/2013 at 9:06 am

    Ahoyl me piggy matey, Happy Pirate Day! Find some piggy treasure okay? And then share with me 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:29 am

      Of course I will my dearest friend!! I’m off to search for some bounty now. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)

    09/19/2013 at 9:13 am

    Aye Mateys! You sure are one fine looking Piggy Pirate!!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:29 am

      well thank you my friend. I was channeling my inner Jack Sparrow. I think it kind of worked – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. The Dancing Rider

    09/19/2013 at 9:33 am

    ARRRRRRR. Time for a parlay! Happy Pirate’s day, Bacon. Loved your stint as pirate, too!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 9:48 am

      Thank you so much my friend. It was really a lot of fun. I didn’t quite get the aarrgghh down but my snort was a little different – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. evilsquirrel13

    09/19/2013 at 10:04 am

    I take bilge rat to be a compliment! 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 10:39 am

      Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. PJ Sassifras

    09/19/2013 at 10:39 am

    Arr! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Bacon! Eat limes, avoid scurvy!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 10:40 am

      Thank you my friend! That’s great advice. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. easyweimaraner

    09/19/2013 at 10:59 am

    Ahoy Capn’ Bacon! My dad talks always like a pirate, maybe he is the illegitimate son of captain Blackbeard and the sea witch Ursula :o) have a happy day and I hope you will find a big pirates treasure!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 12:34 pm

      ooohh – your dad sounds like a lot of fun my friend. My dad talks pirate only when he’s hitting on mommy – snorts. I just walk away. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. Kuruk

    09/19/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Arrrrrrgggggghhhwoooooooooooo!

     
    • PigLove

      09/19/2013 at 12:35 pm

      snorts. love it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. speedyrabbit

    09/19/2013 at 1:43 pm

    Aye twas a blast of fun we had Bacon,xx Capt’n Speedy

     

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