No, that's not pirate talk - that's what you say when you felt a pair of mittens and the thumbs felt closed!
Here are the giant mittens. They are knit with Galway in Gray Heather (not the green that they look in the photo. I just used a basic mitten pattern, but used the men's size and went up a few sizes on the needles. Then - into the hot water. The first time I checked they were still too big. The next time - Arrgghh! The thumbs had felted closed. I shoved the handle of a wooden spoon up in them and opened them up and then stuffed them with plastic baggies.