P words
December 6, 2020 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Please share with me all words that start with the letter p and are related to pirates, puffins, walking*, and anything else relevant to this IRL thread. Please and thank you!

*Inclusive definition of pacing/walking. Includes (but is not limited to) archery, biking, bouldering, canoeing, cleaning, dancing with babies, dancing/jump roping/hula hooping your way down the sidewalk, geocaching, going very slowly and stopping to smell the snails, hiking, hopping, ice skating, jogging, jumping with and/or without ropes, kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, roller blading, roller skating, running, skate boarding, skipping, snowshoeing, swimming, strength training, surfing, treadmilling while watching TV, triking, unicycling, vacuuming, wheelchairing, X-country skiing, yard work, etc.
posted by aniola to Writing & Language (33 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Perambulating.
posted by neda at 7:05 PM on December 6, 2020 [4 favorites]


parkour
posted by RobinofFrocksley at 7:18 PM on December 6, 2020


promenade
posted by arrmatie at 7:19 PM on December 6, 2020


Peripatetic
posted by HonoriaGlossop at 7:20 PM on December 6, 2020


pedestrian (adj): of, relating to, or designed for walking
posted by ManInSuit at 7:21 PM on December 6, 2020


Pedalling, paddling
posted by ChodenKal at 7:26 PM on December 6, 2020


Peglegs
Plank walking
Propelling
Podiatry
Ptarmigans
posted by Mchelly at 7:32 PM on December 6, 2020


From a 'pirate lingo' page: Pieces of eight, Pillage, Plunder, Poop deck, Privateer, Parley, Pilfer

Motion words: pace, pad, paddle, parade, patrol, patter, pedal, peruse, pirouette, potter, progress, propel, prowl

Puffin words: peck, peep?, perch, plumage?, plunge,
This page claims that plumulaceous is a word (adjective: downy), along with plumose (having feathers or plumes)

Words that start with 'p' no longer look like words to me anymore.
posted by lemonade at 7:32 PM on December 6, 2020 [2 favorites]


Pacific; pelagic; plumed; predator.

Pottering; putting; pedalling. Pilgrimage.

Privateer; prizes; pieces-of-eight; pistols; pilot; punishment.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:34 PM on December 6, 2020


parrot
prance
posted by geegollygosh at 7:41 PM on December 6, 2020 [2 favorites]


Pinnace, port, port-hole, prize ship, press gang, prow, purser
posted by Gable Oak at 7:44 PM on December 6, 2020


peregrination
plantar fasciitis
Pusser’s Rum
posted by miles per flower at 7:56 PM on December 6, 2020


Penzance
posted by miles per flower at 7:56 PM on December 6, 2020 [3 favorites]


pennant
posted by oneirodynia at 7:58 PM on December 6, 2020


Pufflets. You know, baby puffins
posted by cnidaria at 8:14 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


what? nothing about the close cousin of the puffin, the PENGUIN?

Opus would be ashamed.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:26 PM on December 6, 2020


Pufflets. You know, baby puffins

are pufflings
posted by scruss at 8:29 PM on December 6, 2020 [3 favorites]


Phillips. For John Phillips’ kinda gory pirate flag.
posted by bilabial at 8:36 PM on December 6, 2020


Polly (who wants a cracker)
Polynesia (the parrot from Dr. Doolittle)
Polynesia (the region within Oceania)
posted by Winnie the Proust at 8:40 PM on December 6, 2020


Parlay, which becomes a central concept in Pirates of the Carib.
posted by effluvia at 8:43 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


As related to perambulation, you should consider the letter ‘s’ rather than ‘p’ :

Step
Stride
Stomp
Skip
Scoot
Sashay
Saunter
Sneak
Scamper
Strut
Stroll
Shuffle
Stumble
Shamble
Slog
Straddle
Sheep
Slouch
Stagger
Swagger
Snoove
Swim?
posted by TDIpod at 8:56 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


Powder keg
Potable water
posted by rdnnyc at 9:25 PM on December 6, 2020


picaresque
Peter Pan
puffy shirt

plod
putter
pererrate
posted by Rhaomi at 9:31 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


Oh, scruss, I've never let myself be deterred by facts where baby animals are concerned.

Pufflings sounds cute too tho
posted by cnidaria at 9:52 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


pacing
privateer
perch (as in a parrot perching on a shoulder)
posted by brookeb at 10:03 PM on December 6, 2020


preening puffins
posted by cabin fever at 11:38 PM on December 6, 2020 [1 favorite]


pad/padded/padding
pas de deux
pasodoble
pivot
pounce
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:38 PM on December 6, 2020


Porg
posted by scorbet at 12:53 AM on December 7, 2020 [2 favorites]


Have you considered words that start with a 'silent p' - pneumatic, psychic- and so on, or do you only want 'hard p' words?
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 6:27 AM on December 7, 2020


Pippi Longstocking.
posted by Winnie the Proust at 6:32 AM on December 7, 2020 [1 favorite]


Response by poster: silent p is acceptable. this is a visual medium. :D
posted by aniola at 9:24 AM on December 7, 2020 [2 favorites]


parkour

as in:
yo i'm a puffin not a penguin
need no parkour to get my fishin'
coz i can fly real high
take a dive catch some capelin

yo i grew up in the shetlands
hard knocks feeding beaks with no hands
but i aint got no leopard seals to fear
you're thinking of the wrong hemisphere.
posted by kaibutsu at 12:33 PM on December 7, 2020 [1 favorite]


Parrot, pearl, pike (weapon), petard, poison, pot (of gold), (gun) powder, pox, pub.
posted by SemiSalt at 3:54 PM on December 7, 2020


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