Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, she be talk like a pirate day.

So splice the rigging, hoist the mainsail, and head to shore – fast as can be.

Arrgh,  fer there be no worse day to be out on the briny sea than today – and if ya do happen to meet any pirates (just in case) it be important to know the lingo (language).

Ahoy/Ahoy there – Hello

Avast! – watch out – pay attention

Aye – yes  (aye aye! – yes, sir!)

argh/arrr – careful here Arr is yes and Argh is sometimes yes and sometimes – I’m not so very happy – watch out!

bilge rat – general term of piratey abuse – usually affectionate – real pirate abuse tends to go on for some time and be quite incomprehensible.

curr – general term of piratey abuse – again usually affectionate – real pirate abuse tends to go on for some time and be quite incomprehensible.

hearties – friends

landlubber (that’s me) – Argh I don’t particularly care for the deeps – or even just water in general – it makes my pages soggy.

mangy – heck it sounds good esp something like ye mangy curr

Pieces of eight – money – or more specifically a quantity of  gold

yer/ye/ya – you’re/you/your

So there ye are

Ye’ll be talkin’ like a pirate in no time.

Just remember these tips – growl and scowl often, carry a parrot (if you have one), gesture alot, and have fun me hearties.

PS pirates used to wear an eyepatch – not because they had missing eyes but because they always wanted one eye with good night vision! Check out the mythbusters episode 72 pirate special http://mythbustersresults.com/episode71

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About ajponder

A.J. Ponder is the award winning author of Wizard's Guide to Wellington, Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death, as well as a number of well-regarded short stories, including Dying for the Record.
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