Arr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Ahoy me hearties! International Talk Like a Pirate Day be upon us and in the spirit of things, we’ve climbed the rigging, manned the crow’s nest and set course across the Seven Seas for the best nautical natter to let you landlubbers arrrtfully parley your way past this most treasured of days.
Glossary of terms:
Ahoy! – Hello there
Aye! – Yes, or I concur
Arr! – Interjection to express excitement. Variations may include ‘Yarr!’ (a positive interjection) or ‘Harr!’ (an expression of amusement).
Belay – Stop
Booty! – Something of great value
Coffer – Where you keep your treasure
Hornswoggle – To cheat
Lad – A term of endearment for a young man
Landlubber – An individual who is unfamiliar with life aboard ship
Lass – A term of endearment for a young woman
Matey – Chum
Run a rig – Play a trick
Savvy? – Do you understand?
Scupper that! – An expression of anger
Shiver me timbers! – An expression of strong emotion
Sink me! – An expression of surprise
Take a caulk – Go for a nap
Weigh anchor – Leave home
Wet me pipe – Quench my thirst
Yo-ho-ho – An expression of merriment
Ye might also spy that this here Community Crew now (hopefully!) sport pirate-themed portraits for our avatarrrs. As well as indulging in the pirate patter today, let us see ye in yer piratey garrrb!
What will ye be doing for International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Do yer cabin boys and girls embrace all things privateer?