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Sparkle and Talk Like a Pirate Day

In my e-mail this morning are two notes from my sister, Sparkle. Sparkle is a very special woman who, with her husband, Mariner Man, takes in damaged animals. Some have been abandoned or neglected, some have been physically hurt. They had a great big husky who had been lost or abandoned and hit by a car, one of the nicest dogs you could ever meet. They have a diabetic cat with a damaged leg, and several emotionally disturbed cats whom they nurse and teach to trust in goodness and kindness once again. Their newest dog keeps us in stitches – she is young and just learning about the larger world. Life is sweet when you are walking this dog!

Sparkle is also very very funny. She wants me to know that Friday, tomorrow, is the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day. You can learn more about Talk Like a Pirate Day from this WordPress Blog.

Here is a very abbreviated list of words from the website, in case you want to Talk Like a Pirate:

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! – exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! – Hello!
Ahoy, Matey – Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, me Hearties! – the same as saying “Hello, my friends!”
All hand hoay! – comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye – stop and check this out or pay attention
Aye – yes
Batten down the hatches – put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking – insult
Blimey! – exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! – expression of shock of disbelief akin to “Holy Crap!”
Blow the man down – command to kill someone
Booty – treasure
Buccaneer – a pirate
Bucko – a buccaneer
Cat O’Nine Tails – a whip with nine strands
Corsair – pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow’s nest – small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands

September 18, 2008 - Posted by | Family Issues, Language, WordPress, Words


  1. Ahoy, Matey!
    Ye sister is a woman with a big heart… and what she is doing with her husband is really nice and good for the soul… God bless them!

    (me talking like a seadog?)

    Comment by Ansam | September 18, 2008 | Reply

  2. Ahoy, Ansam, and avast! Yarrr, that she is! Oops – Talk Like a Pirate Day is tomorrow! Not today!

    LOL at you talking like a pirate! 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 18, 2008 | Reply

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