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Pirate Phrases

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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Be sure to use some of these pirate words and phrases on International Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19, so that you'll sound just like a pirate of old.

Pirate Phrases

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


These are some of the most typical pirate phrases.

by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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MamaJane
by Jane:) on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:10 AM

 LOL! Interesting.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM

If you go to long johns silver today and talk like a pirate when you order you will get a piece of fish for free.You can also dress like a pirate and get it free.

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

 haha ok! dd1 likes spongebob so she'll say "walk the plank" and "argh where's the booty?" LOL

LifeCafe42
by Nora on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM
Happy talk like a pirate day!!!
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bether89
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:20 AM

 Interesting.  I did not know that.

Quoting momofsixangels:

If you go to long johns silver today and talk like a pirate when you order you will get a piece of fish for free.You can also dress like a pirate and get it free.

 

keeckhardt
by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM
We watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates. DS loves it. Happy talk like a pirate day.
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PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:58 AM
Lol tfs
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crabbyD
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I guess watching all those Spongebob Squarepants episodes helped! LOL!!!!!!!

othermom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM

very interesting

proudmommy690
by Christa on Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM
lol
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