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!
09/19/2017 at 12:55 pm
Bacon, I didn’t recognize you or Houdini at first. You make first rate pirates, me mateys.
09/23/2017 at 9:49 pm
Aye! Thanks me friends. Aarrgghh! XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
09/19/2017 at 2:40 pm
Ahoy…Bacon, Rocky and Houdini…you gally boys sure cast a fine shadow today. P.S. Your dad’s pickup lines are pretty funny.
09/23/2017 at 9:50 pm
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. You should have heard dad driving mom crazy with his pick up lines. It was hilarious! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2017 at 2:59 pm
Ahoy and avast. . .
Enjoy the day, arrr! Silly dad.
09/23/2017 at 9:51 pm
Aye thanks me matey!! XOXO – Bacon
09/19/2017 at 3:08 pm
Arrrrrrrgh, ya scurvy swabs! Hand over ye grits and I won’t be skewering ye with me sword 😉
09/23/2017 at 9:52 pm
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. Hilarious sweet friend!! XOXO – Bacon
P.S. I’m handing over the grits. Oinks
09/24/2017 at 9:15 am
That’d be wise of ye 😉
Lee and Phod
09/19/2017 at 5:39 pm
Beauty sure would like some grog!
The Canadian Cats
09/19/2017 at 9:10 pm
What a great post…we can talk like pirates now. You, Bacon and Houdini are so pirateish.
Shoko and kali
09/23/2017 at 9:54 pm
Thanks me sweet friends. It was most definitely a fun day held by all. XOXO – Bacon
09/20/2017 at 2:28 am
awwhoy captain bacon!!! I hope you found the biggest treasure ;o)
09/23/2017 at 9:55 pm
I think I might this weekend brother. My peeps are coming home! XOXO – Bacon