Ahoy, me Hearties!
In true 31DOVER fashion we love all things grog related and Blow me down today is officially ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’. Arrrrguably the only acceptable day to bring out your inner Jack Sparrow, Long John Silver or Cap’n Hook. Celebrate this merry occasion in true Pirate fashion with a bottle o’ Rum or 3.
The Pirate’s love affair with Rum has been a tradition since the boarding of ships. It was nigh on impossible to keep water fresh while out at sea so Spirits (generally Rum) was used to extend the life of the drinking water. Unfortunately, unlike the naval and merchant ships which strictly controlled rations, this meant the Rum was both a godsend and a downfall for the ol’ seadogs.Weakened discipline and a lack of sobriety resulted in unstable and drunken voyages aboard the Man-O-War.
Here are our favourite Pirate phrases to get you in the spirit of Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Aarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhh! – We’re all familiar with this one!
Shiver me timbers! – Holy crap!
Thar she blows – Whale sighting
Yo Ho Ho – A cheery way to demand attention.
No pirate themed day would be complete without a tot or 2 of Rum or any other desired grog. We recommend the following: