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International Talk Like a Pirate Day Quiz

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Can you guess these facts about pirates in real life and pop culture?
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The name of the pirate flag
Jolly Roger
Main star of the movie series "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Johnny Depp
Type of bird that a pirate has on his shoulder
Parrot
What that bird says
Polly want a cracker
African nation that had a piracy outbreak in the 21st century
Somalia
Tom Hanks movie about a ship that was captured by pirates from that country
Captain Phillips
Pirate captain from "Peter Pan"
Captain Hook
What Caribbean pirate Edward Teach was better known as
Blackbeard
Ship that was captained by the above
Queen Anne's Revenge
Name a country that lies along the Barbary Coast, a famous haven for pirates
Algeria | Morocco | Tunisia
Name a country along the Straits of Malacca, another former piracy hot-spot
Indonesia | Malaysia |
Singapore
English captain who raided Spanish galleons and became the second
person to lead a circumnavigation of the globe
Sir Francis Drake
Book featuring a pirate captain named Long John Silver
Treasure Island
Mineral, also known as "fool's gold", which has a name which sounds like pirate
Pyrite
Person whose "locker" lies as the bottom of the sea
Davy Jones
 
 
Fill the blanks in these pirate clichés ...
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of ___
Rum
Shiver me _____
Timbers
Walk the ____
Plank
Batten down the _____
Hatches
(when seeing a whale) Thar she _____
Blows
24 Comments
+6
Level 78
Aug 9, 2022
Surely this day should have been in Maarrrrch ?
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Level 82
Aug 9, 2022
“Thar she blows” isn’t a pirate cliche. It’s a whaler cliche. Pirates aren’t generally known for hunting whales.
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Level 78
Sep 19, 2022
But in popular culture it's become a general sailor remark, despite its origins.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2022
Aaaargh! I missed Jolly Roger somehow.

Also "Land Ho!" is another pirate cliché

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Level 84
Aug 10, 2022
Another very common Pirate cliche:

"Swing and a miss. Strike three! And the side is retired."

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Level 33
Sep 20, 2022
as a pirates fan, this is too true
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2022
International Write Online Like a Pirate Day
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2022
No love for Libya (or at least Tripoli) for the nations along the Barbary Coast question?
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Level 87
Aug 11, 2022
My first guess was Libya
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Level 87
Aug 14, 2022
Absolutely... as in, from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2022
What's a pirate's favorite letter? Tis the C.
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Level 75
Aug 11, 2022
not R?
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Level 81
Aug 23, 2022
Nay it be the C…
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Level 90
Sep 19, 2022
What about I?
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Level 81
Aug 12, 2022
I forgot about crackers. All the parrots I know just say 'pieces of eight'.
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Level 76
Aug 13, 2022
Also accept Skull and Crossbones for the flag name?
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Level 84
Aug 14, 2022
When September 19th comes, play this sea shanty and have a Pirate P.A.R.T.Y.!!!
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2022
There... on the verizon... the dreaded cable pirates!
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2022
Whoops, I typed in Union Jack for the flag question until I realize that's the UK's flag :P
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2022
To the Spanish that may once have been the right answer.
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Level 82
Sep 19, 2022
I didn't know that pirates engaged in whaling
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2022
Nothing about One Piece? Smh
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Level 27
Sep 21, 2022
Ikr

Monkey D Luffy is disappointed

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Level 61
Sep 21, 2022
Can you accept "hatch" please?

I was so confused on what else it could be