Thursday, September 17, 2015

History Corner at Sea: Can Ye Talk Like a Pirate?

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Pirate's Booty, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Ahoy there me hearties!

Does tho know what September 19th, the day past yon be?

If ye guess #TalkLikeaPirate Day, ye be next in line for the booty!


This year, our friends over at Pirates Booty be teaming up with that wiley Bucanneer Billy Bones, who likes to teach landlubbers like ye how to be pirates!

His New York based Pirate School! aims to satisfy children’s universal curiosity about the briny Buccaneers of Yore, but we also want children to thrive in real school as well. Pirate School! also offers two Arts in Education student matinees on STEM curricula and Character Education/Anti-Bully themes, promoting science curiosity and social courage to curious corsairs across America.


Miss Grace, that dastardly pirate lass,  used her pirate senses and found a treasure buried in a box at the front door, alleged to be from Pirate's Booty. "Ahoy there, Blimey!, she exclaimed, "There be booty all for meself! I have beaten Captain Mom to the plunder!"


"Ahoy!", she screamed, "Thar be my new Jolly Roger hair ribbon, holding my booty in place"


And with a wicked laugh, she pulled ye old Jolly Roger and that gluten free, trans fat free, baked treasure of baked rice an corn puff, with no artificial flavors, and real aged cheddar, spilled out with jewels (and a new , head cover (those seagulls have some nasty cannons on 'em), straight from Davey Jones' locker! "Ahoy, I look like a swabbie is this head wrap!" she cried as plundered a bag of Pirate's Booty with glee.


Arrr, matey, she cried, "This be me plunder, find ye way to Walmart, Walgreens, Target and more and find ye own Pirate's Booty". Surprise ye kiddie swab mates on board their weekday ships with a few bags of plunder, to share with their mateys and be the Captain their mates all want to sail with! Ye Pirate Grace is doing just that! Ye landlubbers will love it as much as she does!

Did ye Pirate Grace lose thou with her words? Never fear, me landlubber hearties, we're here to help ye to talk like a pirate too this happy day yon, so read on. 



Let's learn some Pirate Vocabulary, shall we?

Ahoy -- Hello!"
Avast! -- "Hey!" Could be used as "Stop that!" or "Who goes there?"
Blimey! -- An exclamation of surprise.
Booty- Treasure (like the picture above!
Buccaneer -- Another name for a pirate
Davy Jones' locker -- The bottom of the sea.
Dog -- A mild insult, perhaps even a friendly one.
Doubloon -- A Spanish gold coin. At different times, it was worth either 4 or 16 silver pesos, or "pieces of eight"when it was literally cut into 8!
Fair winds! -- Goodbye, good luck!
Gangway! -- "Get out of my way!"
Grub -- Food.
Gun -- A cannon.
Hands -- The crew of a ship; sailors.
Lad, lass, lassie -- A way to address someone younger than you.
Landlubber or just lubber -- A non-sailor.
Me -- A piratical way to say "my."
Me hearties -- Typical way for a pirate leader to address his crew.
Matey -- A piratical way to address someone in a cheerful, if not necessarily friendly, fashion.
Salt, old salt -- An experienced seaman.
Shanty -- Another spelling for "chantey" - a sea song.
Shiver Me Timbers! -- An expression showing shock or disbelief
Swab (noun) -- A disrespectful term for a seaman. "Man that gun, ye cowardly swabs!"
Swab (verb) -- To clean something. Being put to "swabbing the decks" would be a low-level punishment for a disobedient pirate.
Thar She Blows! -- An expression used when a whale is spotted from a ship
Yo-ho-ho -- Cheerful exclamation and a very piratical thing to say, whether it actually means anything or not.


So now that ye don't sound like a landlubber anymore, set yer sails for the Talk Like a Pirate Day Fun Deck over at Pirate's Booty and learn how to make yer own ship, eye patch, bookmark to mark ye treasure map clues, find the hidden treasures and draw Crunch the Prates Booty Pirate!  


Ye can even find maps on how to have a fun Talk Like a Pirate Day party, with ye games (walk the plank anyone?), ideas for fun grub and plunder of they own, all courtesy of Billy Bones, master planner for the Buccaneers!

And because all pirates need even more plunder.....

flashing Win

Head on over to the Talk Like a Pirate Day Fun Deck and enter to win a 3 night fun filled pirate adventure, for 4, to Universal Orlando (including airfare and park admissions) AND $2500 in loot (shiver me timbers!!!) to spend, for all the pirate fun ye can have! Contest ends Sept 19th, so head over and try to claim that plunder TODAY!!!

Before ye leave this deck, check out Pirate Billy and his easy peasy How to Make a Mustache, so ye can blend in on ye yon day, now that ye talk properly!

Fair winds!


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