Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Ahoy, mateys! Today, September 19th 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.
For 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.
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!
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 me and Houdini where we dressed up like pirates. Snorts!
And this morning on the way to the worky place, mom is picking up these doughnuts in honor of Pirate Day – I really hope she remembers to bring me and daddy one home tonight!
09/19/2014 at 1:40 am
09/19/2014 at 6:59 am
Thank you my dear matey. XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
09/19/2014 at 4:11 am
Pawsome pirates Bacon and Houdini. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum to you. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
09/19/2014 at 7:01 am
Thanks matey!! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 5:38 am
Ahoy me hearties, this is truely the best International day of the year? Ere be a a seafaring story for all you pirate types, it’ll tickle yer fancy me hearties. When this wench was growing up in the Kingdom of the United there was a kids cartoon called Captain Pugwash, we loved it, but one day it was gone, left our screens forever. We still wonder what happened to the Captain and his crew, they being Master Bates, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy.
09/19/2014 at 7:02 am
Oh squeals. That is quite a mystery matey. I do wonder what happened. Did they meet Davey Jones locker? Such a wonder. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 7:40 am
Well you see me hearty, the captain, or more importantly his crew, were deemed to be unsuitable for children, but you will have to revisit that motley crew of pirates above and read their names aloud to see why. Once disovered (and it took several years) the writers of the show were made to walk the plank as they were deemed to have corrupted a whole generation of five year olds. Shiver me timbers!
09/19/2014 at 8:31 am
Snorticles – too funny! I’m off to check this show out – it has to be somewhere – YES! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 6:36 am
Arrrrgh! Ahoy Cousin Bacon! Hope you have a good day of sailing, pillaging and plundering!!!!
09/19/2014 at 7:03 am
You too matey. It should be a day full of fun, drink and chuckles. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 6:43 am
Shiver me timbers–did u see the blooper reel for Sleepy Hollow, btw? I can’t wait to see the episode on Monday–yay!!! Oops. I mean, aaargh!!!
09/19/2014 at 7:04 am
Oh dear piggy heavens YES! We are watching all season 1 this weekend in preparation. We can’t wait!! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 7:09 am
Avast me oinky!
09/19/2014 at 8:29 am
Snorts – I ❤ this! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 7:10 am
arrr Captain Bacon and Bosun Houdini, have fun sailing the seven seas! Hope you will find an island where we can found our own Libertalia :o)
09/19/2014 at 8:30 am
Snorticles brother! We are looking for an island of bountiful FOOD. My pot belly is a rumbling. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 8:34 am
guess what? I’m totally pigged out today, I’ve got my bavarian roast today, so mom can finish my post till tomorrow. butt I would like a cordial now :o)
09/19/2014 at 8:50 am
WOW – mmmm a cordial… that sounds intriguing and mouth watering brother. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
09/19/2014 at 7:26 am
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day Bacon
09/19/2014 at 8:30 am
Thank you my sweet friends! Have a fabulous day! XOXO – Bacon
Sand Spring Chesapeakes
09/19/2014 at 10:49 am
Great pirates you have going on.
09/19/2014 at 10:56 am
aye – thanks matey! XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
09/19/2014 at 11:00 am
Ahoy there Bacon! Hope you and Houdini have a great day pillaging the kitchen and causing mayhem as all good pirates should!
09/19/2014 at 11:58 am
Snorts – you know we are matey. It’s time to make daddy walk the plank if he doesn’t come up with lunch soon. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
09/19/2014 at 9:51 pm
Hope yur dad survived the plank today Bacon!
09/20/2014 at 8:50 am
He did. I can’t say my little brother did though. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 11:34 am
Ahoy there Captains Bacon and Houdini!Ye be a Tad good at thee Pirate Talk!
and I am glad I managed to find you in the end for my Party too,xx Capt’n Speedy
09/19/2014 at 11:59 am
Snorts – me too my dear friend. I thought I was going crazy – snorts. For once in my piggy life, I was early. Happy eating – party is awesome! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 1:22 pm
You make great pirates.
09/19/2014 at 1:48 pm
aawww thanks my sweet friend. We are having a ball today – that’s for sure. We made Hemi walk the plank. He didn’t like it that much but we enjoyed it – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 1:33 pm
Well Well let me see. Where duz me stawt. MOL First, dat’s a lot of piwate talk yous got there and second, at least da Bacons folks awe in love. 🙂 And what cute fotos of y’all. Happy piwate day to yous.
09/19/2014 at 1:51 pm
aaww thanks my sweet Dezi. We are having a ball today! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 2:18 pm
Glad yous havin’ fun Bacon. Weez know nuffin’ ’bout piwates here. MOL
Dezi and Lexi
09/19/2014 at 1:56 pm
OH MY CATS! Just look at the two of you! Houdini and you make some PAWSOME pirats!! So cool! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino! ❤
P.S. Mind to share some of those yummy looking donuts with us???? 🙂 😀 😆
09/19/2014 at 2:09 pm
Snorts – please help yourself to those special doughnuts. Mommy says that she is bringing us some home tonight when she gets off from the worky place. I so can not wait! Licking piggy lips now. XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2014 at 2:12 pm
YAY!! Thanks, sweetie! 😀 *nom* *nom* *nom*
09/19/2014 at 9:56 pm
HaHa!! You and Houdini look so CUTE as pirates. You Daddy is naughty but funny. ❤
09/20/2014 at 8:51 am
Snorts. Thank you Auntie Sharon. Mom is so going to get daddy. He went on and on last night with his sayings. XOXO – Bacon
09/21/2014 at 7:03 pm
Yow Bacon ya look so swashybucklin in yer outfit…will ya bee me Pie-rat Piggie fureber???
N Houdini yer lookin so cute…
Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
09/22/2014 at 6:57 am
Oh my lady – I will my sweets. XOXO – Bacon
09/22/2014 at 3:22 pm
Absolootlee PAWSUM Bacon 🙂
Much lub n ~~~head rubz~~~
Yer sweetfurgurl, Nylablue ❤ ❤ ❤