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