Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

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Aye matey!

It’s National talk like a pirate day and we have six terms to use to sound like a jolly good pirate.

We love pirates

What is behind behind all this pirate love? They were not exactly the kindest of the sea faring people. The whole idea of being a pirate is not exactly an honest days work.
Pirates would sale the seas and look for innocent vessels to overtake and commandeer all aboard. Again, not a kind lot.

Hollywood is to blame?

In the movies pirates were portrayed as swashbuckling studs with a charming character that would disarm even the most nervous lass. Even with a missing eye or a peg leg, they were always the most interesting and dangerous.

Into the Depp

Even before Johnny Depp took the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, there was the dashing and impossibly good looking Errol Flynn. Flynn played the role of a sword wielding lady seducing pirate that was so disarming he could literally disarm a pirated ship with just his smile.

Disney did it right

Walt Disney had a love of all things pirate. He was sadly not around to see the first Pirates of the Caribbean open in March 18th 1967. It was his vision that led to the animatronic wizardry ride that made pirates and their counterparts come alive. It is still one of the most popular reside in all of the major Disney parks.

Pirate’s movie booty

The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise began with The Curse of The Black Pearl in 2003. Its success was so immense that Disney went to make four more. The film franchise has generated more than 4.2 Billion Dollars worldwide! It’s the 13th highest grossing film franchise in box office history.

The 6th Pirates of The Caribbean?

As of this past August, it has been reported that Disney has two new pirate movies in the process. It doesn’t appear that Johnny Depp will be making a comeback. Disney dropped Depp during the Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp trial and at this point it doesn’t appear that he will return. Reports say that Margot Robbie is in line to play the lead.

Now here are the 6 terms to use on Pirate Day

  • Shiver Me Timbers!

    wooden ships wheel with pirate hat

    The phrase is based on real nautical slang and is a reference to the timbers, which are the wooden support frames of a sailing ship. In heavy seas, ships would be lifted up and pounded down so hard as to “shiver” the timbers, startling the sailors. Such an exclamation was meant to convey a feeling of fear and awe, similar to, “Well, blow me down!”,

  • Batten Down The Hatches!

    man in pirate

    Cover the topside hatches to the lower decks with canvas covers during a storm to prevent water from getting belowdecks. It can also simply mean beware or get ready for something bad. Of course you can use it today when there’s hurricane blowing through.

  • Ahoy!

    Pirates Cove mini golf


    Ahoy’ originated in the seafaring world, where it was used as an interjection to catch the attention of crew members and as a general greeting. It is often used today by participants in playful imitations of pirate speak. It’s a the name of the famous cookie Chips Ahoy!

  • Walk The Plank!

    water park slide

    Walking the plank was a method of execution practiced on special occasion by piratesmutineers, and other rogue seafarers. For the amusement of the perpetrators and the psychological torture of the victims, captives were bound so they could not swim or tread water and forced to walk off a wooden plank or beam extended over the side of a ship.

  • Heave Ho!

    the pirate captain holds the ship's steering wheel and sails across the sea on a sailing pirate ship

    The Whydah Museum is the most famous place on Cape Cod to see real-like artifacts from Pirate, Sam Bellamy. It’s right in West Yarmouth!

    Put your weight and muscle into it and give the best heave you can. You might also use this when you and some friends or family are trying to lift any heavy object. 

  • 6. Thar She Blows!

    whale breaching the water

    When a whale is sighted. This was used mainly on whaling ships, but would also be used when spotting a vessel that could be a target, a fellow pirate or a Navy ship gunning for you. To this day you can still hear people on whale watches yell Thar She Blows, when a whale is spotted. Then you feel as though you have gotten your money’s worth.

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