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Captain Booty's - Talk Like a Pirate - Crash Couse Pirate
Ahoy Matey! So, Ye want t' talk like a pirate aye... well then... first, learn some o' the more popular words an' phrases below an' ye'll be on yer way to talkin' like a pirate before yer next sunset... Savvy? Great... now get yer swagger on an' share some o' yer favorite piratical ramblin's with yer mates!

Captain Booty's - Talk Like a Pirate - Crash Course

Ahoy! - An energetic greeting to yer fellow mate... like hello.
All hands on deck! - An urgent request for help to all members of a ship’s crew to muster at once on the main deck.
Aloft - A reference to climbin' to or being among the sails above or upper rigging overhead on yer ship.
Articles - An agreement of behavior between th' Captain an' his crew.
Avast Ye! - A stern request to halt yer activity and listen up.
Aye! - Yes or I agree...
Aye Aye! - Yes, Captain... I'll take care of can count on me.
Arrr! (an' variations) - Arrr or similar (interjection to show excitement or pause) - Yarrr (agreement on yer mates comments) - Harrr (expresses amusement or laughter)
Bilge Rat! - A scoundrel... an' a general insult lashed upon a shipmate.
Black Spot - A mark givin' to a pirate of an impending doom... the mark of cursed soul!
Booty - A pirates treasure... make sure ye get yer share while playin' a game o' Crossbones matey!

Broadside - A discharge of all cannons… attackin' the main (broad) part of an enemy ship.
Cap'n - A reference to a superior officer... Captain o' the ship.
Davy Jones' Locker - A final restin' place at the bottom o' the sea for drowned pirates.
Dead men tell no tales! - A pirate sayin' to ensure no prisoners are taken durin'' no one left to reveal any secrets or details o' the event.
Doldrums - A long period o' time when the wind has died... leavin' a ship adrift an' unable to sail.
Feed the fishes - The dearly or not so dearly departed... thrown overboard.
Fire in the hole! - An exclamation warning yer shipmates before a cannon is fired.
Go on Account - An expression to indicate tha' ye have turned pirate.
Grog - A pirates typical rum drink... containing a mixture of water, rum, & lime juice... yum!
Hornswaggle - To cheat yer mates!
Jack Tar - A familar reference to a common sailor.
Jolly Roger - The infamous black flag with white skull and crossbones... an invitation to surrender.
Keelhauling - Draggin' a shipmate under the keel of a ship as punishment or torture... one way to clean the barnacles off yer ship matey!
Keep a weather eye open matey! - A pirate reminder to remain vigilant and alert... to keep watch.
Lad - A piratical way to address a younger male.
Land Ho! - An exclamation by a shipmate who first spots land while at sea.
Landlubber - Anyone tis awkward or unfamiliar with life aboard a ship... a clumsy sailor...a land lover.
Lass - A piratical way to address a younger female... or ye might try lassie.
Maroon - To abandon a shipmate ashore with little hope of rescue or escape... a cruel punishment.
Matey or Me hearty - A piratical reference towards a shipmate or a friend.
Me - A piratical way of sayin' "my".
Mutiny - An act by shipmates to rally against the authority (usually the Captain) of a ship.
No Prey No Pay - An agreement that a crew receives no wages, but instead... shares any booty pillaged.
No Quarter Given - Any surrender will not be accepted. No prisoners wil be taken.
Parley - A French term found within the pirate’s code that allows one to request free passage until negotiations with a ship’s captain are resolved.

Plunder - To pillage seize booty without consent...sounds like a friendly game o' Crossbones!

Rum - An intoxicating beverage... like Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum.
Sail ho! - An exclamation alerting yer shipmates that another ship of unknown intentions is near.
Savvy...? - A piratical term meaning... Do ye get what I'm saying matey... or are you familiar with?
Scurvy dog! -  A scoundrel... an' a general insult upon a shipmate.
Sea shanty -  A work song commonly sung at sea to synchronize crew movement and pass the time.
Shiver me timbers! - An expression of shock, surprise or annoyance... or when tis cold outside.
Show your colours - A request from a nearby ship to show yer flag an' yer intentions... yer true colours.
Strike your colors - A demand directed at an enemy ship to lower it's flag during battle and surrender.
Swabber - A lowly mate who swabs th'' a general insult..."Raise the Jolly Roger... ye swabber!"
Swagger - A piratical attitude in the way ye walk an' talk... tis tha' look in yer squinted eye matey!
Swashbuckler - An adventurous and brave soul... or generally, one who likes to plunder with the point of a sword.
Under bare poles - A ship without her sails set.
Walk the plank - A walk beyond the end of a ships plank to drown at sea an' visit Davey Jones' locker!
Wench - A piratical way to address a familiar lady... careful with this one mates!
Wet me pipe - To quench yer thirst with some o' tha' tasty grog o'course!
X Marks the spot - An "X" markin' the spot on a treasure map where ye buried yer treasure matey...
Yo-ho-ho - Why... pirate laughter o'course... an' a general merry expression.
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Avast me hearties! Celebrate Talk like a Pirate international event
...tis yer excuse to talk like a pirate e'ery year on September 19th
so...gather yer mates an' play a game o' Crossbones while talking like a pirate!

Arrr! International Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19

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