Shiver Me Timbers!

Pirate hat Today I have been searching for different crafts to make with the kids for the Pirate Festival. I saw some really cute ways to make hats and eye patches. We are going to use paper to make a band that goes around their heads and make a graphic similar to this one to glue to the front. In our efforts to get into character this weekend I’m adding some commonly used pirate language.

Piratical Dictionary:
Ahoy: Hey!
Avast: Stop!
Aye: Yes
Booty: treasure
Buccaneer: a pirate who be answerin’ to no man or blasted government.
Doubloons: pieces of gold…
Furner: a ship which be yer own, not one ye steal an’ plunder.
Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
Grog: A pirate’s favorite drink.
Jack: a flag or a sailor
Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
Landlubber: “Land-lover,” someone not used to life onboard a ship.
Lass: A woman.
Lily-livered: faint o’ heart
Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
Me: My.
Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power
Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
Scurvy dog!: a fine insult!
Shiver me timbers!: an exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
Swashbucklin’: fightin’ and carousin’ on the high seas!
Thar: The opposite of “here.”
Walk the plank: this one be bloody obvious.
Wench: a lady, although ye gents not be wantin’ to use this around a lady who be stronger than ye.
Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter

The focus of my upcoming weekend is really that my son and daughter-in-law arrive safely. They are moving here from Mississippi and arrive on Sunday. We are really excited and cant wait to see them! Im sure the festival will take my mind off things and help me avoid pacing while I wait.