Tuesday, September 19 2017 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy Matey!

‘Tis coming soon!  Be Ye Ready?

Here are some pirate phrases, as well as the modern English translation of that phrase.

  • All hands hoay=Everyone get on the deck
  • Avast ye=Pay attention
  • Black spot=Death threat
  • Dance the hempen jig=To hang someone
  • Dungbie=Rear end
  • Hempen halter=The noose used to hang people
  • Hornswaggle=To cheat
  • Shiver me timbers=An expression used to show shock or disbelief
  • Abaft=Back area of the boat
  • Binnacle=Where the compass is kept on board the ship
  • Cackle fruit=Chicken eggs
  • Coaming=A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship
  • Duffle=A sailor’s belongings
  • Head=Toilet on board the ship
  • Holystone=Sandstone that was used to scrub the ships
  • Jacob’s Ladder=Rope ladder that was used to climb aboard ships
  • Monkey=Small cannon
  • Monkey jacket=Short jacket worn by some of those aboard the ship
  • Orlop=Deck where cables are stored away
  • Poop deck=Deck that is the highest and farthest back
  • Cockswain=The helmsman
  • Flibustier=Pirates of the Golden Age
  • Freebooter=Refers to an actual pirate
  • Landlubber=A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea
  • Powder monkey=A gunner’s assistant
  • Black jack=Large drinking cups
  • Davy Jones’ Locker=Refers to death
  • Ahoy=Hello
  • Ahoy, matey=Hello, friend
  • Batten down the hatches=A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm
  • Blimey!=Something said when one is in a state of surprise
  • Blow the man down=A command which means to kill somebody
  • Booty=Treasure
  • Buccaneer=Name for a pirate
  • Crow’s nest=The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built
  • Cutlass=Type of sword used by the pirates
  • Feed the fish=Meaning that an individual or group of individuals will soon die
  • Heave ho=Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing
  • Jolly Roger=The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it
  • Man-O-War=The name used for a pirate ship that is all set and ready to go to war
  • Old salt=A sailor that has a great deal of experience on the seas
  • Privateer=Pirates who are sponsored by the government
  • Scallywag=A name that is used as an insult to someone
  • Scuttle=To sink a ship
  • Seadog=An old sailor or pirate
  • Shark bait=Going to die soon
  • Thar she blows!=An expression used when a whale is spotted from the ship
  • Son of a biscuit eater=An insult
  • Three sheets to the wind=Someone who is quite drunk
  • Walk the plank=A punishment which entails someone who walks over the side of the ship off of the plank. Their hands are often tied so that they cannot swim and they drowned.
  • Yo Ho Ho=There is often used to express some sort of cheer but also can be used to call attention to the speaker.


Read more at http://reference.yourdictionary.com/resources/pirate-terms-phrases.html#g23IgAZEeRswcPR7.99

Here is more information about this day and how it came about!

And here is a Name Generator for your Pirate Name! :: http://gangstaname.com/names/pirate#.WabZqsh94kl


So, Have fun with it!  Make a day of it at work, school or with friends!


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