Happy “International Talk Like A Pirate Day!”
Also see “It’s A Pirate’s Life”
“I do like to shock and surprise people. When it’s all in good fun, of course.”~Ruth Warrick
I got to thinking about the word for the Daily Prompt: Shiver. Funny enough, the first thing that came to mind was, “Shiver me timbers!” I must say, this made me giggle. But, I did some digging and found out where the saying originated from.
“Shiver Me Timbers– An exclamation, of surprise or otherwise. This phrase originated from when the water or a cannon would hit the ship, and the ship would shake. Hence, shivering, and timbers being the actual ship.”
Now, as comical as the pirates are so often depicted when saying [this] in movies, it was really no laughing matter during battle. If the ships were hit with a cannon ball and the wood splintered, it was often the cause of many wounds or even death. In…
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