Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Pirate Plaque

September 19th
Talk Like A Pirate Day

I want t' show ye some true gentleman o' fortune bountiful booty, arrg!

With cat-like tread, Upon our prey we steal
Watercolor by W. Russell Flint.

One of eight watercolors by Mr. Flint illustrating Pirates of Penzance.
From the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive -- Pirates of Penzance Picture Gallery

Pirate, Early and Late (two orginals)

Two separate, but related original paintings sold as a set,
"Early Pirate" and "Late Pirate" copyright © 2006
By Alan M. Clark.
Medium: Acrylic on board. Size each: 12"x16".

These paintings were produced to be combined in a “changing portrait” for Haunted Memories. Published by Haunted Memories.

Pirates Cove 12" x 18"
By Rob Alexander
Mixed Media on mounted paper

© 2004 Rob Alexander

Available for Purchase. Please contact the Artist for details

Seafarin' heartys always be havin' a wee wenches in ever' port, Ya horn swogglin' scurvy cur!

Artist Unknown
Thank you for the image Benita!

Famous female seafarin' heartys o' all time:

Anne Bonny (1719-1720) Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Mary Read - Famous English Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Lady Killigrew (1530-1570)
Grace O’Malley - Famous Irish woman pirate who commanded three galleys and 200 men
Mrs. Peter Lambert of Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Jacquotte Delahaye - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Anne Dieu-le-veut - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Charlotte de Berry - Woman pirate
Mrs Ching - Chinese wife of a pirate who turned to Piracy after his death
Mary Crickett (or Crichett) was a female pirate who was hung

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ... Via: International Talk Like A Pirate

10. What are YOU doing here?
9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)
8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"
6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!
5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"
4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!
3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!
...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:
1. You. Pants Off. Now!

Here are some simple rules to follow when you are wooing a wench. VIA: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Rule #1 Never appear to be "needy." Wenches will have no respect for a pirate who begs for it. Present an aloof (but fresh smelling) air. Give her the impression that you could do without her or her kind. As a show of your aloofness, kiss a fancy lad full on the mouth and let her see you do it. Nothing screams "come-hither" like the woman who thinks ye may fancy the lads a bit too much.

Rule #2 Get in touch with the comic inside you. Wenches love to laugh. Try walking into the mizzenmast while looking another direction or slipping in chum spillage. Humor is the best knicker-removal system known to man. With the right joke or anecdote, you will have her bloomers under your bunk in no time.

Rule #3 Above all, act like you've been thar before. This is not something you learn in one of them fancy schmancy "books" with the charcoal drawings. (Although, the books are more easily put away when you are done with them.) Experience is not so nearly important as the "appearance of experience."


Swashbuckler Poetry fer me heart.....

Love Pirates
by Joseph Millar

I follow with my mouth the small wing of muscle
under your shoulder, lean over your back, breathing
into your hair and thinking of nothing. I want
to lie down with you under the sails of a wooden sloop
and drift away from all of it, our two cars rusting
in the parking lot, our families whining like tame geese
at feeding time, and all the bosses of the earth
cursing the traffic in the morning haze.
They will telephone each other from their sofas
and glass desks, with no idea where we could be,
unable to picture the dark throat
of the saxophone playing upriver, or the fire
we gather between us on this fantail of dusty light,
having stolen a truckload of roses
and thrown them into the sea.


By Joseph Millar
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press (November 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0910055742
ISBN-13: 978-0910055741

Recommended readings fer Gentleman o' fortunes o' all ages

Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil
Published July 2004
Soft Skull Press (
Distributed by Publishers Group West (
ISBN: 1-932360-15-8

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
Author(s): Captain Charles Johnson Creator(s): David Cording
Publisher: The Lyons Press Publication Date: June 01, 2002
ISBN: 1585745588
ISBN-13: 978-1585745586

Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Various
ISBN: 1416500294


Don't forget t' visit these wonderful ports o' call, arrg!

Funny Pirate Captain & Crew Art Prints from drawings & paintings by Don Vernon

The Pirate Report

Famous Elizabethan Pirates~ The Elizabethan era be th' Age o' Exploration from which emerged th' Famous Elizabethan Swashbucklers an' th' Golden Age o' Swashbucklers!

Grace O'Malley~ Grace O`Malley (also called Granuaile) be a famous buccanneer, seafarer, trader an' chieftain in Ireland in th' 1500`s

The Pirate Code of Conduct~ ARTICLE I - Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.

Charleston South Carolina Pirates~ Hear about th' antics an' exploits o' these nefarious characters, as well as th' ingenious tactics they employed t' commandeer ships, evade capture, an' strike fear in th' hearts o' the'r victims.

Nassau, the capital of piracy,home of Black Beard~ Nassau be well suited as a sea dog base o' operations, its waters be too shallow fer a large man-o'-war but deep enough fer th' fast shallow draft vessels favoured by sea dogs. From the'r snug harbour they could employ the'r hit an' run tactics t' full effect; they devastated merchant shippin' that plied th' trade routes jus' a short sail away. The'r sea dog dubloon an' goods formed th' basis o' a thrivin' community that attracted rogues, merchants an' wild lasses from far an' wide.

Pirates of The Bahamas~ From th' late 1600`s t' th' early 1700s, Th' Bahamas be a ha'en fer seafarin' heartys an' goverment-sanctioned privateers. They preyed on Spanish galleons laden wi' dubloon from th' New World, an' port behind tales o' ruin, revelry, an' o' course, buried booty...

Dead Men Tell No Tales~Have we got booty! Worthy of a king’s ransom these items are, an’ at cutthroat rates that’re sure ta please any thievin’ scoundrel. Even Blackbeard hisself would drool o’er this treasure trove!

Studio City Tattoo~ Welcome aboard! Be seein' fer yersef one o' th' best tattoo & piercin' shops on th' map! We aim t' earn yer trust & give ye th' finest workmanship available. We be a modern facility usin' state o' th' art sterilization procedures & autoclaves t' ensure th' safest methods. All artists be Cal- O.S.H.A certified annually in th' latest blood-bourne pathogen standards fer handin' equipment & anti-cross contamination techniques.

Pirate Art~O'er 25 voyages ago, Shipmate: contemporary art opened in Denver, Colorado as an audacious an' eclectic alternative, cooperative gallery.

Pirate Speak~Arrr, so ye be wantin' t' go to sea an' ye don't be wantin' t' end up in Davy Jones' Locker. Then ye best be learnin' t' be talkin' like a buccaneer.


Have a wonderful Talk Like A Shipmate Tide! Dasn't be drinkin' yer rum an' drivin'!Ya swabbie who ortin' t' be keel hauled!

Thanks for the image Benita

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N Posted by Rain at 9/19/2007 12:30:00 AM


  • Anonymous Your Pirate posted at 12:27 PM  
    My Lass...
    Tonight be th' night
    Me an' ye an' a keg o' rum
    Tender kisses
    Yer Seafarin' hearty

  • Anonymous Candy posted at 4:16 PM  
    Hey Gorgeous~

    'Tis Th' Smashin' Pumkins tonight in concert, a keg o' rum an' four fine gentleman o' fortunes t' shake our booties wi'. Oh aye we be goin' t' be havin' a great time!

    Aye see you soon! Arrg

  • Blogger vandamonium posted at 10:12 AM  
    Your the hands down winner! I googled pirates day and went to alot of places that showed a few things here and there. I'm in Port Aransas, Texas, and my daily wifi cyber spot it at the 'Gaff', a small little beer/pizza bar where we even brought the 'Mad Cow', a trailer made up like a pirate ship, from dry dock and rode all around town shooting beads from the cannon and advertising $1 pints, but, and I repeat but, your blog was the most amusing, interesting and comprehensive blog, article or even stand alone web site that I ran across. The only thing about is is that I didn't find it yesterday, I found it today while surfing through blogs on BlogExplosion. Thanks for a great read.

  • Blogger James posted at 3:56 PM  
    Argh!!! I missed it!!!
  • Blogger Rain posted at 9:52 AM  
    Pirate & Candy~ Seeing The Smashing Pumpkins in concert was great! :)

    vandamonium~ Thank you so much! :)You certainly know how to make a pirate feel good! Please feel free to stop by anytime!

    james~ Sorry you missed it, perhaps next year you can play along :)
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