Like a Pirate: Monday Quotes #19

“What do ya do with a drunken sailor, earligh in the marnin?” I have no idea who wrote this song but you can listen to a fun version of the entire song (with random extra verses) at the website for International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

In case you don’t know, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Apparently this year is the 10th anniversary of ITLAPD. It is one of my favorite annual holidays. Sadly, it’s not a paid holiday so I don’t take the whole day off to talk like a pirate. I do celebrate by turning my Facebook page language to ‘Pirate’ and send at least one or 2 piratey emails out to friends over the course of the day.

Here are 5 basic terms you should master in order to enjoy ITLAPD to its fullest (taken directly from their website):

Ahoy! – Hello
Avast! – Stop and pay attention to this.
Aye! – Yes, I agree.
Aye aye! – I’ll get right on it.
Arrr! – Can mean a variety of things including, but not limited to: yes, I agree, I’m happy, I’m enjoying this beer, that was clever, and anything else you’d like it to mean.

I realize this post has had nothing at all to do with parenting, so for all of us with children, there is a special site for kids at

Pirate fun for the whole family!


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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6 Responses to Like a Pirate: Monday Quotes #19

  1. Arrrr matey! Tis ok to post about non parentin’ tales once in awhile!

  2. Rita Russell says:

    My son used to talk like a pirate so much in grade 10 that they put signs up around the school that read, “No Talking like a Pirate Here”. Really! On a separate note, I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. It’s in my last post. – Hope you have a great day!

  3. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy. The entire glance of your website is magnificent, as well as the content!

  4. mmtread says:

    Put ‘im in the scuppers with the hose pipe on ‘im, DRP. I used to live and work on a whale watching boat when I was in my late teens, and we’d sing this all the time. Thanks for sharing!

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