Thursday, October 16, 2008

13 pirate phrases I can't wait to say at the upcoming pirate Halloween party..

Nine days and counting until the pirate party! I got my material for my Great Coat yesterday..and am IN LOVE. Its brocade..with small dragons and medallions on a bright red back ground...makes my heart pitter-patter just thinking about it. *swoon* I will eventually have pictures, but because my card reader decided to die and the closest staples is an hour drive (don't even ask about best buy or circuit city..that's even further!), I have to download onto an external hard drive on the PC that my kids use, then transfer them to my lap top...just a pain in my slowly expanding backside.
So today I decided to post 13 phrases I'm ashamed to say I'm getting excited about saying on the night of the party:

1. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh...basically it's an expletive of disgust or discontent..and how fun is it to just say Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...it's kinda like growling...

2. Avast ye!....Stop..or pay attention..the control freak in me is loving this...

3. Blimey!....exhortation of surprise...sounds especially good if done in a really bad English/Australian/German?/what is that...Jamaican? accent...really...I'm no linguist.

4. Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!" I think many of the guys there might be using this one often.

5. Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings (it's a gambling party..fake money..but dice and card games from the 18th century). I love how this one sounds when you say it too..."Did ye just Hornswaggle me? Ye filthy bilge rat!"

6. Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree? Puts a little sophistication into pirate speak me thinks.

7. Scurvy dog - mild insult. C'mon...this one is a classic...sounds especially good if you lower your voice to almost a growl...

8 Cackle Fruit - chicken eggs . Just cracks me up...lol cackle fruit...*giggle*

9. Thar she blows! - Whale sighting..Ok..we aren't going to see any whales..but I'm sure after a night of grog/bumboo drinking I will find an appropriate opening to stand on a chair and yell this.

10. Bilge-sucking wharf rat! - insult..because what kind of party is it if you can't call your friends of many years a name that evokes thoughts of furry rodents and disease...gosh..I love my friends.

11. Dungbie- rear end. I'm POSITIVE I will be able to use this in conversation amongst this crowd...several times...throughout the evening. "Ye dungbie's looking a little scurvy...ye bilge-sucking-wharf-rat!...have another cup o' grog"

12. Drivelswigger - one who reads about nautical terms too much. Ok..I might have a hard time with this one...but I just love how it sounds...say it...I know you want to...Maybe I'll just throw it out there like an insult "ARghhhhhhhhhh..ye bilge sucking drivelswigger!" ooo..I like that...

And the one that I'm chomping at the bit to yell out in the middle of a room full of my best loved friends?

13. Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk". "Avast! She's headed to Take a Caulk!". Yea...I'm thinking that might cause a few people to expel any drink they have in their mouth at the time..and inspire me to yell "Thar she blows!" :-P



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11 comments:

Neptunebaby said...

Cute list. Pirates rock! Happy TT.

KentuckyGal said...

"A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says arrrrrgh!" Sorry, Backyardigans flashback. Arrrrgh, mama needs another cup o' grog!

Kimberly said...

Did you hear about the new pirate movie that is coming out next week?

It's rated . . .Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Jade, Will and Illy said...

HAHAHAHA I love this list. You definitely had to google to find those, right? Please tell me you didn't ALREADY know what a drivelswiggar was before you hit "search" :P
Happy TT!

Stace said...

I confess..no..I didn't know what it meant..even though I've heard it used before...But it's such a GREAT word! :-P lol

Jade, Will and Illy said...

lol yes it is... I just might start using it in my day-to-day, non-pirate life. :D

Teresa R said...

You've been practicing very hard, I can tell...LOL!

Nicholas said...

Drivelswigger?? wow!

Gayle said...

Your party is going to be so much fun!

Holly said...

Great Stace! Love this post-made me totally crack up! If I don't see you this weekend, I'll be disappointed...I might go to Robs for the weekend. Have a great time!

Firefly mom said...

OK, I know I'm a little late for the TT, but I'm replying anyway!

I know it's a pain in your arse, but I can't wait to see the pix of your costume! You always make great outfits.

And I wish I could be there to hear you say all of those phrases. Especially if you've been drinking some grog. Because I'm sure you're going to get a little tongue tied and that would be *really* entertaining ;D