ARGH!! Today be Annual Talk Like a Pirate Day! And in honor of such an auspicious occasion, I'm havin' a contest to see which of ye Scalawags knows yer pirate lingo the best!!
The winner will receive a copy o' any o' me pirate tales (The Redemption, The Reliance, The Restitution, or The Ransom) Plus a FINE Illustrated History of Pirates heretofore mentioned and
shown to the right. (Sorry I can only ship in the USA)
All ye needs to do is leave a comment with yer answers and include yer email address sos I can slip a message in a bottle to ye if ye win.
So, let the games begin!
What does the word in bold mean?
1. Fuddler - "Hold on there! There be no call to put the fuddler's name on your newfound shipmate."
A. Someone who makes mistakes all the time
B. A big ugly booze-soaked rummy!
C. A sailor who is so slow, he moves like a sea turtle
D. A pirate who stutters when he speaks
2. Dastard - "Must I consort with roguish dastards, hobnob with knaves, make fellowship wi' villainy and common cause with debauched rascaldom?"
A. Mean-hearted people
B. Back-stabbing pirates
D. Ignorant people
3. Bumboat - "Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight, who hailed you, you old bumboat!"
A. Unimpressive, Inadequate
And now for the hardest one, ye've got to translate the entire sentence into English. Which one is correct?
4. Ye got yer captain scuppered now, ye chunks of rotted seahorse. Yer last task went by the boards, so either fish or cut bait or I'll make ye swallow the anchor!
A. Your captain is quite sick of your disgusting fishy smell. Your last chore went as expected, but now you must get on with it or I'll toss you overboard
B. Your captain had too much to drink, thanks to you miscreants. You tossed your fishing net overboard so either jump in and get it or I'll tie you to the anchor!
C. Your captain is at a loss, you slimy scumbags. You missed your last opportunity so either get on with it or I'll force you to give up your life at sea.
(So leave a comment with your answers and email. If there's a tie, I'll use random.org to pick a winner!)
And before you leave, I have one last thought on Pirates!
Pirates can be romantic, too!