Friday, September 19, 2008

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Aye, me hearties, it be Talk Like A Pirate Day and ye best not forget. Okay, so I don't make a very good pirate, but I like pirates. I don't think they're cool or heroic. They were brutal, ruthless people. However, pirates fascinate me and I love reading about them. I love pirate movies and pirate music. Captain Bogg & Salty be one rockin' pirate band. As ye know, me book comes out in spring called A New Job for Dilly. He's no pie-rat, but he likes pie, especially with pickles. So what's me point? A New Job for Dilly be an ABC book, and in honor of today, I be doing PIRATES A to Z ...

  • A is for Ahoy! -- not to be confused with chocolate chip cookies.
  • B is for Bilgerats -- which ye all are, ye filthy vermin.
  • C is for Cackle fruit -- also known as the incredible, edible egg.
  • D is for Davy Jones locker -- minus the monkees.
  • E is for Execution dock -- not a happy place.
  • F is for Fishmonger -- a very friendly woman.
  • G is for Gibbet cage -- best views, views, views in the harbor.
  • H is for Hardtack -- biscuits and bugs, yum yum.
  • I is for Irons -- these garters won't hold up yer stockings.
  • J is for Jolly Roger -- the dreaded black flag.
  • K is for Keel-haul -- waterskiing, underwater-style.
  • L is for Landlubber -- ye all be clumsy fools.
  • M is for Monkey pump -- a must-have to suck the monkey.
  • N is for Nippers -- knot what you think they are.
  • O is for Oakum -- used to stop leaks. Titanic forgot the oakum.
  • P is for Pieces of eight -- American $ sign came from these coins.
  • Q is for Quartermaster -- to keep Cap'n Crunch in line.
  • R is for Rum -- Sir Henry would be so proud.
  • S is for Scurvy -- Got teeth?
  • T is for Tortuga -- even the name sounds fun.
  • U is for Upwind -- the opposite of downwind.
  • V is for Vinegar-pisser -- a very cranky pirate.
  • W is for Whip the cat -- chillin' with Sir Henry too much.
  • X is for X marks the spot -- yeahrightsure.
  • Y is for Yo ho ho -- and a bottle of rum.
  • Z is for Zee-Rovers -- the Dutch just had to be different.


  1. Love your list!

    Have you ever seen the movie The Princess Bride? It's a pretty good movie and it has pirates in it (pretty much it is a funny pirate movie) son loved the movie because of the pirates...

  2. Cackle fruit - that's a good one!I'll have to share some of these with the kids.

  3. Ahoy there, Rena! Didn't know you had a weblog. Now I'll come to visit you too

  4. Brenda -- Oooh, I haven't watched "The Princess Bride" in a long, long time. We have it, so now I'm going to have to watch it soon. Wasn't there some acronym for big sized rodents in that film? Definitely will need to watch that again. I think we have it on VHS somewhere.

    Adrienne -- I've always loved that term, "cackle fruit". It cracks me up.

    Hey Renata! Good to see you and thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I'm new to this blogging stuff and have only been into it for a month now. I'll have to check yours out too!

  5. My boys have always loved the Princess Bride. It's been a long time for us too, though. Large rodents - hum - ROUS, the Rodent of Unusual Size?...

  6. Tag, You're It. Here's a game to play. These are my answers. But post your answers on your blog, if you want to play.

    1. What are your nicknames? Kimbo (from my sister), Mo (from my daughter), Sweetpea (my husband)
    2. What game show and/or reality show would you like to be on? What Not to Wear (I belong on that show)
    This isn’t a game show or reality show, but it’s my reality. My kids always tell me “Don’t wear that.”
    3. What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD? Bambi for the kidsI
    4. What is your favorite scent? I love the smell of flowers. Flower Bomb.
    5. If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it? A new boat, I love being out on the water – and a killer swimsuit that would hide my fat thighs – that would be worth a million bucks.
    6. What one place have you visited that you can't forget and want to go back to? The Grand Canyon. We rode mules half way down. The kids have to be over 12 to ride to the bottom and at the time Kara wasn’t. So, I’d like to go back, ride to the bottom and spend the night – just like the Brady family ;-)

    7. Do you trust easily? No. I work in a law firm, so, I guess it’s a hazard of the trade.
    8. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think? I think before I act, but talk (sometimes) before I think. …
    9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days? It’s been a hard year. My Aunt passed away, then my father-in-law, then my husband’s uncle, then my Mom. All within six weeks.
    10. Do you have a good body image? No. But, I’m working on it. Riding my bike to work and all those water sports – I’m hoping.
    11. What is your favorite fruit? Every one. No blackberries – see my blog for my organic-volcanic blackberry jam recipe.
    12. What websites do you visit daily? Verla Kay's (Blueboard) and Rachelle Gardner’s blogsite.
    13. What have you been seriously addicted to lately? Blogging – at least that’s what my husband says.
    14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is? Super friendly and outgoing with a great smile!!!
    15. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Phantom of the Opera’s Past the Point of No Return – absolutely love it!
    16. What's your favorite item of clothing? My slippers
    17. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy? Who doesn’t, when they are mixed with marshmallows and melted butter!
    18. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground? I would grab it and then look around to see if it was anyone’s.
    19. What items could you not go without during the day? I’d find it hard to get by without my laptop and coffee.
    20. What should you be doing right now? Sleeping – I’m always tired – cause I stay up waaaaay 2 late

  7. That's it, Kim -- ROUS! Rick & I watched that movie last night. I just had to know what they were called. He goes, "ROUS? I don't think they exist" and then gets taken down by a giant rat. Too funny!

    Thanks for the tag/answers. I got tagged by Brenda and Kelly. I posted my answers on my Multiply blog, which you can see here --