Friday, September 19, 2008


"...Hoist up the mainsails and shut down your brain cells,
They only would get in the way,
Avast there, me hearty, we're havin' a party,
It's "Talk Like A Pirate" Day!" - Tom Smith, "Talk Like a Pirate Day" official song
Ahoy, me hearties! Happy "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" to ye!
"Take what ye can! Give nothin' back!" - Pirates of the Caribbean
Cap'n Wordswench here, I be hijackin' this blog in honor o' t' day! (Me crew thought we was raidin' t' grog, not t' blog. They be daft, t' scurvy dogs.) [Cap'n Wordswench rolls eyes.]

Seein' that it be Quotable Friday, I'll be sharin' a few o' me favorite pirate quotations with ye:
"Female pirates are allowed some exception to rules concerning hygiene and garmentry, but must make up for it by using twice as much profanity." Rule #47 of Pirate Laws!
"How do you know if you are a pirate? You just 'Arrrrrrrr'..." - Pirate Laws web site

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - Henry Lewis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

"Both are ways to make a good, dishonest living."
- Keith Richards, referring to vocations of rock star and pirate

"Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see. No, believe half of what you see."
- Vallo, The Crimson Pirate
Much o' it pains me ter be borin' ye w' book talk, Pubsgal agreed to walk t' plank only if I added t' followin' quote. Rum lass, t'at un.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." - Walt Disney
Fair winds, mateys!

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