Arrrr! Be Ready For Talk Like A Pirate Day
Since 2002, September 19 has been International Talk Like a Pirate Day. My curious mind wanted to learn how it all came to be. Go way back to June 6, 1995 when two guys, John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball and started talking like pirates. Learn the whole story at talk like a pirate. If you plan to talk like a pirate on Monday, be sure you use your words wisely!
Here's a crash course: Avast - who goes there Belay -shut up Blimey - an exclamation of surprise Booty - no, not your rear end. This booty is loot. Buccaneer - Caribbean pirates Bucko - friend Cutlass - curved sword, heavier than a sabre Dog - a mild insult Fair winds - good bye or good luck Feed the fish - what you do when you're thrown into the sea dead or alive
Grub - food Jack Ketch - the hangman Jolly Roger - the pirates' skull-and-crossbones flag Keelhaul - being dragged under the ship as punishment Landlubber - a non-sailor Lights - a pirate's lungs Me hearties - way for the leader to address his crew Pillage - to rub or raid an on shore target Pirate - a seagoing robber and murderer Poop deck - the highest deck at the aft end of the ship Poxed - diseased. Used as an insult Rope's end - flogging Shanty - a sea song Shiver me timbers - expression of surprise or deep emotion Splice the mainbrace - to have a drink or many drinks Swab (verb) to clean something on the ship Swab (noun) a disrespectful term for a seaman Swag - loot Walk the plank - execution at sea Wench - female Yo-ho-ho - no real meaning, just a cool pirate thing to say