Talk Like a Pirate Day! *Updated*

Today. In case you forgot. I caught drift of this when it happened last year, but sadly it was after the fact. Because I'm not good at second languages I'll just say "Arrr" a few times and hope the parrot doesn't shit on my head.

With all the recent drama (if you don't know what I mean you've been living in a box, page down a bit) around here, then my trip out of town to visit Rick's I thought we could use a bit of light-hearted frivolity. In the spirit of the day I have a question. When you hear the word WENCH what do you think of? Tell me the first thing that pops in your head.

Now without changing your opinion I'm going to tell you I'm also known as Wench in my make-believe life. Relax, this is no big reveal that I'm not actually living the life of a farmer's wife in the heartland but am actually The Donald's Love Child. No, I'm talking about one of my other time-wasting pastimes. I'm nowhwere near as pre-occupied with it as I once was (mainly due to sub-standard internet service) but as I've mentioned before I have a (small) addiction to World of Warcraft. In the game you must have a unique name which in itself is not as easy as it sounds. For some reason I hit on the word "wench" with other combinations, i.e. Wikkedwench, Deathwench, Motherwench, and it became my unique signature.

Hubs hates it. He doesn't play, but he knows that's what I'm called and he has negative connotations associated with it. Me? Not so much. (I even have a male character I created that resembles him and named Manwench just to freak out my kids who play…Heh.)

Anywhoo – that is the first part of this post, to ask what do you think of when you hear WENCH?

The second reason is a meme. I was originally tagged by Olivia and begged off because I'm feeling a bit vulnurable right now with all the attention I've gotten lately and didn't want to give out my real middle name. I've not been subtle with the rest of my name but there are enough 'clones' out there I'm assured a bit of anonomity. However, when Michael tagged me again with the same game the lightbulb went off in my head and I decided to do it with my 'fake' middle name. (The rules say you can make up a name but I really wanted one that had some association to me and until I thought of WoW, because that's how I actually met Michael, I was being dense.) So, Olivia and Michael, here I give you my response to your 'tag' – using WENCH. 

Rules: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you do not have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Do not forget to leave them a comment telling them they are tagged and to read your blog.

W – Woman, hear me roar. If you are too young to remember this song… well, then damn, I am Old. No, Old doesn't start with W. Worn Out however, does.

E – Elegant. (Can you hear my family laughing from there?) yeah… not so much. I'm more Earthy. With a touch of Elephant and a bit of Excitement and a lot of Evolving.

N – Nice. Most of the time.

C – Complicated. If you don't believe me, ask my husband.

H – Helpful? Happy? Haunted? Hopeful? Helpless? All of the above.

Since I have a name with five letters I'm supposed to tag five people. Ya know what, tho'? In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" I'll just let you walk the plank. If you want to play, let me know. Arrr.

My pirate name is:
Red Bess Rackham

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

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18 thoughts on “Talk Like a Pirate Day! *Updated*”

  1. yay for pirate-speak!

    when i hear wench i think…of a woman showing a lot of bosom. heh. no seriously! i think of pirates of the carribean and women in low cut blouses serving beers to swarthy pirates.

  2. Heh, when I write posts and refer to you I always want to just call you Wench and then have to remind myself that its not the same crowd…

  3. Hi Sue,
    thanks for playing.
    With a “wench” I associate one of those lusty ladies out of Shakespeare’s plays, the ones that like to drink and do other naughty things with men …

  4. I have no idea about anything in World of Warcraft (did I get that right?) but I will say this: I don’t think the word or label wench is all bad and I do love me some pirate talk! 🙂

  5. When I hear that word, I think of some poor girl serving beer in a tavern and also doubling as a prostitute — not to mention wearing a peasant dress with big heaving boobs spilling out of it, messy/frizzy hair, and horribly-applied make-up:)

    Here’s mine:

    J – jaded
    A – ambitious
    N – naughty
    E – experienced

  6. The word “wench” makes me think of the barmaids depicted in movies, wearing laced-up bodices, with off-the-shoulder peasant blouses, serving tankards of ale to boisterous, unruly, characters.

  7. Once upon a time in the not to distant past I would have thought of Wenches in the same context as Becky.
    Buxom outspoken barmaids and bawdy seawives who dwelled in ports o’ call towns and taverns.

    But now I automatically think of the World of Wenchcraft Guild founded in honor of that infamous Iowan wench that today spans several servers.
    The Horde based Guild’s motto is:
    “Lok-Regar Ogull, On-Dabu!”
    (loosely translates; may I take your order?)


    So when is it talk like a Merlock day?
    “Lgil lgllulul rwmmeril uumulm lrmmgu!”
    (We will have our day!)

  8. I agree with the heaving bosoms/beer serving/possible prostitute/good-time girl definition of ‘wench.’ The only thing I could come up with. Arrrrrgh!

  9. WOW is not nearly as entertaining as I would have thought. I let my 10-day free subscription run its course and never revisited WOW. Kinda gay.

  10. LOL.. I liked this post.

    Anyway… not sure if you were being rhetorical or not but I think of a big buxom blonde in a old English tavern slinging beer.

  11. Wench = bodices and beer mugs. Yeah, it’s a given. Then again, too many years working local Renaissance Fairs (and a nice collection of bodices in my costume closet) will do that to a person.

  12. when i think of the word ‘wench’ i think of some bee-otch that has treated me like crap. whatta wench, ya know? anyways. i’m michelle

    M-Manic as hell
    H-Hell on wheels

  13. Hi Sue,
    I just found out it was Pirate’s day a few minutes ago on another sight. The word “wench” is a perfect choice for Pirate’s day. You sound like a wonderful person with a great sense of humor.

  14. Wench is a busty woman who hangs out in taverns or inns and has a few wines and shows men her stocking tops!! hehe
    She also has one of those dresses with the white blouse underneath and her boobs are stacked very high.
    Like this but with a lot more boob showing:
    She also ‘rolls in the hay’ with the farmer when the farmers wife is away. Oops just remembered you’re a farmer’s wife. LOL….. :0)

  15. I can’t hear the word “wench” without thinking of the scene in “The Neverending Story” where the scientist guy yells out “To the winch, wench!”

    My middle name *is* Wayne so

    W = Wyrd. I’ve always been enamored with the concept of Wyrd. Oh, and I’m weird.

    A = Able. Limitations are not welcome. I’m always striving to make sure I’m able to do anything I want, and enable those around me.

    Y = YES. Yes is my favorite word, and favorite band. It’s positivity, pure and simple.

    N = Nerd. Well, I’m more of a geek than a nerd, but since I don’t have a “G” to choose from, Nerd’ll have to do. (nerds think; geeks do).

    E = Everything. I want it all! I want to experience everything, eventually. Even elvis earnings.

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