Learn Proper Pirate Parlance for Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19th

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Captain Bogg helps you get beyond the initial Â?Yar.Â?

Don’t be caught unawares, mate! September is on the horizon and in its wake will come National Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th). Learn the lingo that separates illustrious pirates from mere lubbers. Learn “Proper Pirate Parlance” from Captain Angus Bogg of the world’s foremost buccaneer-rock band, CAPTAIN BOGG & SALTY.

As Captain Bogg explains, “Use of proper piratical vernacular will grant ye favor in the eyes of swaggerin’ seadogs. Contrary wise, a steady tide of "yars", "arrrrs", and "avasts" without deviation will surely get ye an appointment with Davy Jones.”

Even swarthy, seasoned swashbucklers get stuck in a linguistic rut once in awhile. So, for anyone searching for a bit of creativity for this year’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, Captain Bogg offers the following indispensable tips, which any scurvy dog may also discover by visiting http://www.eatalime.com:

Greetings and Salutations

•     Ahoy!

•     Fair winds to ye!

•     Right glad I am to see ya.

•     On yer toes!

Threats and Curses

•     I’ll have your guts for garters!

•     I’ll see ya to Davy Jones!

•     To the locker with ye!

•     By Thunder!

•    By the powers!

Creative Insults

•     Hen-hearted numskull

•     Cowardly whelp

•     Belly-crawlin’ wharf rat

•     Dock Wallupin’ Land Lubber

Modifiers and Identifiers

Use these here definers and refiners in a mix and match approach.


•     Brazen

•     Blunderin’

•     Knee-slappin’

•     Knock-kneed

•     Bum-boat


•     Scallywagg

•     Dock wallupers

•     Fireboat

•     Lubber

•     Squid

•     Younker


Anchor your phrases with these here words to add that special pirate something to your sentences.

•     Ye Be

•     Says I

•     Says You

Put everything you’ve learned together: A blunderin’ squid, ye be, says I.

Captain Bogg & Salty just released their second CD, Pegleg Tango, a scurvy raft full of knee slapping, dock walloping tunes and comedy sketches that create a new world of adventure for pirates of all ages. The long-awaited followup to the band’s first CD, Bedtime Stories for Pirates, it’s making waves with wee scallywags and old salts alike. For more information and an official Pirate Store with CDs, bumper stickers, caps and t-shirts, visit http://www.eatalime.com.

Captain Bogg & Salty have an especially seaworthy offer to their fans. The first 50 people to email the the Pollywogg crew at http://www.eatalime.com on Talk Like A Pirate Day, September 19th, 2005, will be awarded a special Captain Bogg & Salty “YAR” sticker. Please provide your name and address and, of course, share your favorite pirate parlance.

NOTE TO EDITORS: JPEG art and more information are available at http://www.eatalime.com. For CD review copies, a lesson in Proper Pirate Parlance, or to schedule an interview with band leaders Loren Hoskins (Captain Bogg AND Salty) and Kevin Hendrickson (First Mate McGraw), please call Beth (503) 293-9498.


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