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Ahoy ye landlubbers!! ;) Tomorrow, Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!! It's the one day where you can dress and talk like a pirate, without anyone thinking your weird. :laugh:


Here's the offical website: http://www.talklikeapirateday.com/wordpress/


And here are some pirate words to get you started. ;)


Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust


Ahoy! - Hello!


Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!


Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"


All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck


Avast ye - stop and check this out or pay attention

Aye - yes

Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing


Bilge-sucking - insult


Blimey! - exhortation of surprise


Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"


Blow the man down - command to kill someone


Booty - treasure


Buccaneer - a pirate


Bucko - a buccaneer


Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands


Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea


Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands


Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates


Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die


Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors


Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes


Feed the fish - will soon die


Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle


Head - the pirate ship's toilet


Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it


Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging


Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings


Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop


Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field


Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel


Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person


Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail


Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel

Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle


Me - my


Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts


Old Salt - an experienced sailor


Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes


Pillage - rob, sack or plunder


Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.


Privateer - government-sponsored pirates


Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage


Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain


Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?


Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue


Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult


Scuttle - to sink a ship


Seadog - old pirate or sailor


Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker


Shipshape - cleaned up and under control


Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"


Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone you don't like


Thar she blows! - Whale sighting


Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly drunk and four sheets is passed out.


Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.


Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going


Ye - you


Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention


Have fun!!



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