Talk Like a Pirate Day!

What do a detectorist and a pirate have in common? Turns out, a lot! They both hunt for treasure, go out in search of booty, and have a funny way of talking. For National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we’ve put together a little quiz and some jokes to keep you groaning laughing until we can all escape from Davy Jones’ locker.

Talk Like a Pirate Day! Quiz

Answer the 4 questions below by filling in the blanks with metal detecting terms from the word bank.

  1. Arrrrrgh, do you want to come see our chest full of ____?
  2. This ___ is eyein’ me _______.
  3. I got a reale good _____ from the Treasure Coast.
  4. They say she’s been _________ but this scallywag goes deeper!

Word Bank

A. Booty
B. Gawker
C. Hunted to death
D. Screamer
E. Honeyhole


Talk Like a Pirate Day! Jokes

Q: What’s the difference between walking the plank and pulling the plug?
A: One can be done in the hospital.

Q: How do you get a crusty old pirate off the boat?
A: Send them dirt fishing.

2004-D American 25-Cent State Quarter Series: Wisconsin Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Q: What do you call 4 Wisconsin quarters?
A: A buccaneer.

Q: What’s the difference between a reale and a doubloon?
A: The helium.

Q: What does a pirate say when he sniffs a Lincoln penny?
A: Arrrgh, that’s a scabby cent.


After you’ve sailed the Kellyco seas (read: you’ve finished reading these ridiculous jokes), dig for buried treasure on our website.

Here are your clues:

  1. You can’t see me at night, maybe only by candlelight. But you’ll see clearly at break of day, and I’ll point you on your way.
  2. On the ocean floor at a depth of a man and a half, take a deep breath and know it won’t be your last.
About The Author
Maggie Kornahrens
Maggie is new to metal detecting but has started taking her two young boys out through the rivers and hills near the Smoky Mountains. She is Florida born, South Carolina raised, and now home in Tennessee.