Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Avast! Haul in the gangplank, me hearties!



Yo ho ho! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, aye! So, how ye be celebratin’, me beasties—er, beauties? :D We be wantin’ to ’ere from any bucko who’s out and about runnin’ a rig (playing a trick) or sinkin’ grog (drinking) while lookin’ fer booty! Me talkin’ treasures, ye dirty pervs. I mean, ye scallywags LOL.

Wot? Ye dinna ken notch about swashbucklin’ pirates? Blimey! Sink me, ye swabs! Dinna pass the day without ye mutterin’ a single piratin’ word or readin’ a pirate book! ’Ere, le’me show ye a glossary and booklist ah’ve compiled for a sea-worthy matey. ;)




avast! - A command meaning stop or desist.
blow the man down - To kill someone.
bring a spring upon her cable - To come around in a different direction.
bucko - A familiar term meaning friend.
chantey - A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while working.
clap of thunder - A strong, alcoholic drink.
crack Jenny’s tea cup - To spend the night in a house of ill repute.
dead men tell no tales - Standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors.
grog - An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water. Admiral Vernon is said to have been the first to dilute the rum of sailors (about 1745).
hang the jib - To pout or frown.
hearties - A term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.




hempen halter - The hangman’s noose.
loaded to the gunwalls - To be drunk.
maroon - To abandon a person on a deserted coast or island with little in the way of supplies.
measured fer yer chains - To be outfitted for a gibbet cage.
mutiny - To rise against authority, especially the captain of a ship.
parley - A conference or discussion between opposing sides during a dispute.
run a shot across the bow - A command to fire a warning shot.
salmagundi - A salad usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
scourge of the seven seas - A pirate known for his extremely violent and brutal nature.
six pounders - Cannons.
smartly - Quickly.




Now, ’ere are some hot hot HOT pirates ye be wantin’ to lick all over, especially thar tattoos! Mmm mmmm... Er, heh, read I mean *g*:
  • Looking for a Hero by Patti Berg
  • My Fallen Angel by Pamela Britton
  • Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham
  • The Iron Rose by Marsha Canham
  • The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham
  • His Wicked Kiss by Gaelen Foley
  • The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley
  • Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood
  • The Gift by Julie Garwood
  • The Pirate and the Pagan by Virginia Henley
  • Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer
  • The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
  • The Game by Brenda Joyce
  • Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale
  • Only With Your Love by Lisa Kleypas
  • It Happened One Night by Leslie LaFoy
  • A True Lady by Edith Layton
  • Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
  • The Windflower by Laura London
  • A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor
  • Master of Seduction by Kinley MacGregor
Add more pirate books if ye likey, me matey. Arr! In the meantime, whocha waitin’ fer? Let’s splice the main brace and join in the chantey, ye scurvy dogs! (That’s pirate talk for, “Let’s hula and have fruity martinis, ye pritti bitches.” LOL)







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8 comment(s):

Anonymous donna said...

lurrve those beardbraids.

blackbeard link: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates/bbeard.html#top

9/19/2007 02:40:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Me likey some Captain Jack. I'd love to blow him down if you know what I mean LOL

9/19/2007 03:56:00 PM  

Blogger Dakota Cassidy said...

Oh, Harlot--you tart. All shiverin' yer timbers for everyone to see. LOL

DC :)

9/19/2007 05:43:00 PM  

Blogger ...dance? said...

Mmm. There is something about that morally compromised, sexually ambiguous, long-haired pirate, isn't there?

9/19/2007 09:20:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Shiver me timbers! Who can resist Capt Jack? That beard, that dreadlocks, that dirty "I haven't taken a bath" look. LOL

9/20/2007 01:25:00 AM  

Blogger Midas said...

I enjoyed Johanna Lindsey's pirates...especially the Mallory series one...one with George in it.

9/20/2007 08:43:00 AM  

Blogger Aggie said...

ew wah ... me Pirate eyez are smiling ... all 8 of them!

9/22/2007 05:36:00 AM  

Anonymous Fontain said...

I love Jack Sparrow. Hot.

10/01/2007 11:10:00 AM