Basic Pirate Lingo
Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, but here are a few words from TalkLikeAPirate.com for you to brush up on for this fun-filled weekend. For more pirate slang, check out this pirate glossary: www.PirateGlossary.com.
Avast - a phrase meaning to stop and give attention, such as "Check it out!" or "No way!"
Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."
Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."
Arrr! - not to be confused with "arrrgh" (the sound made when you sit on a belayin' pin), means several things such as "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this," the possibilities are endless.
Beauty - the best possible pirate address for a woman. It's always preceded by "me," as in, "C'mere, me beauty."
Bilge Rat - The bilge is the lowest level of the ship, and therefore it's an insult to call someone a bilge rat.
Bung Hole - Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, therefore the hole is called the bung hole. Use it when dinner is served to say, "Well, me hearties, let's see what crawled out of the bung hole."
Grog - an alcoholic drink, usually rum diluted with water, but can refer to any alcoholic drink besides beer. Water aboard ship was stored for long periods of time in slimy wooden barrels, so the rum was often added to kill the rancid taste.
Lubber - or "land lubber," which is the seaman's version of land lover, mangled by typical pirate disregard for elocution. It is someone that does not go to sea, but who stays on land.
Smartly - means do something quickly; you might say "Smartly, me lass," when sending the bar maid off for another round.
More Pirate Fun
Determine your pirate name here: http://www.piratequiz.com/.
Find your inner pirate with this pirate personality test: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ppi.html.
Since memorizing the entire pirate glossary isn't very practical, try this English-to-Pirate translator: http://www.speakpirate.com/.
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