Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration!!
For those of you who aren't familiar with this grand holiday, it falls on September 19th each year and is celebrated all over the world!! In honor of this magnanimous day, I always have a "Talk Like a Pirate" contest on me blog just t' test how much pirate speak ye have in ye. (Notice how I'm slowly slidin' into pirate speak! That's what happens on this day to everyone!! It cannot be helped!)
To get those o' ye who are landlubbers accustomed t' speaking pirate, here be a video which might help ye brush up on a few important terms:
Now onto the contest. I will list several "pirate" phrases or words followed by possible meanin's and it be yer job to select which meanin' be the right one. Savvy?
Put yer answers in a comment along with yer email address and I will pick a winner in 2 weeks on the 26th! The winner be getting a signed set o' me pirate trilogy (The Redemption, The Reliance, The Restitution) !!!
Okay, hold onto yer scuppers!
1. Yer sands be run
Avast, be still me heart. Fer a moment, I thought me sands be run out
a) Your luck has run out
b) There is a huge hole in the hull of the ship
c) Your life is over
d) You are out of time
Blast it! Bring me me rum and scupper the rest o' this!
b) Get rid of
d) Put back in the treasure chest
3. Stow that
"What's all this? I told 'em t' clear the deck. Ah. Stow that. I needs to think."
b) Put below in Hold
c) Lock up in irons
d) Write that down
4. Cut of his Jib
"Arg, who be that goat-legged fellow? Me likes the cut of his jib."
a) his attire
b) his attitude
c) the way he walks
d) his profile or appearance
5. Lay 'em aboard!
"Now's ye time, Boy! Lay 'em aboard!"
a) Stretch them on a rack
b) Finish them off
c) Bring them on board
d) Lay them over the deck
"Get to work, ye labbernecks!"
"What be this, says I? All niminy-piminy affectations 'stead o' comin' at me full guns!"
THE CONTEST closes SEPT 26th and the WINNER is announced Sept 27th.