Thursday, September 27, 2012

Winner of Talk Like a Pirate Day Contest !!!

On September 19th ye helped me celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day by doin' yer best at a small pirate speak test I gave ye. Well here be the answers:

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

2. Scupper
Blast it! Bring me me rum and scupper the rest o' this!

a) Hide
b) Get rid of
c) Wash
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."

a) Nevermind
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

6. Labberneck
"Get to work, ye labbernecks!" 

a) sailors
b) slaves
c) drunks
d) traitors

7) niminy-piminy
 "What be this, says I? All niminy-piminy affectations 'stead o' comin' at me full guns!"

a) traitorous
b) lying
c) forceful
d) dainty

I was surprised at how WELL most of ye did!! Next I'll be hirin' ye fer me crew!  None of ye got all o' them right, but to be fair, they were hard this year!!   SIX of Ye got all but one right! An' ye deserve an honorable mention here:

Amy M
Diane S.

But the name I pulled to win me Pirate trilogy be Ladette Kerr!!  Congratulations, Ladette!!!! 
And thank ye all fer playing! I hope ye have as much fun as I did!!


  1. Thurs Sept 27th,
    "Morning, MaryLu."
    "Congratulations" Ladette ! Way to go. And, of course to the "honourable mentions" as well, with only one answer incorrect !
    This just confirms it ... I don't know pirate-language !
    Thanks for the opportunity MaryLu, and, yes, the contest was fun.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

  2. Hee-hee! That was fun! Thanks for the language lesson. I'll have to practice for next year.

    Congratulations to Ladette! You'll love those books! They were the first MaryLu books I read, and I wanted more after that! :)

    Have a great day ladies!

  3. WOW I am TERRIBLE at pirate talk! LOL!!! Thanks for the opportuniyt; it was really fun! Congrats to the winners.

    I hope I get to read your book some day! :)

    ~Amada (pronounced: Chavez

    John 3:15-16 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

  4. Yay! Thanks so much MaryLu. Obviously I don't speak Pirate very well.... That's why I refrain, lol. :)

  5. Yay! I feel special. I can (almost) talk like a pirate! I don't remember which one I got wrong, but hey - I did it for the fun anyway. I already own everything listed on your page, with the exception of Central Park Rendezvous. :) Looking forward to the new series!