Ahoy, Mateys! It's almost time for International Talk Like A Pirate Day also known as ITLAPD! This parodic holiday that was created by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy)of Albany, Oregon. In 1995, these two scallywags proclaimed September 19 of each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate! Arrrrrg!
According to the Talk Like A Pirate Day, UK Headquarters website, the following phrases will get you to be talkin' like a pirate in no time:
•Buccanneer: A pirate who be answerin' to no man or blasted government.
•Cat O' Nine Tails: Whip for floggin' mutineers.
•Davy Jones' Locker: The bottom o' the sea, where the souls of dead men lie.
•Doubloons: Pieces of gold...
•Fiddlers Green: The private heaven where pirates be goin' when they die.
•Grog: A pirate's favorite drink.
•Jolly Roger: The skull and crossbones; the pirate flag!
•Landlubber: "Land-lover;" Someone not used to life onboard a ship.
•Lass: A woman.
•Lily-livered: Faint o' heart.
•Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
•Me hearty: A friend or shipmate.
•Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
•Shiver me timbers!: An exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
•Son of a Biscuit Eater: A derogatory term indicating a bastard son of a sailor.
•Swashbucklin': Fightin' and carousin' on the high seas!
•Thar: The opposite of "here."
•Walk the plank: This one be bloody obvious.
•Wench: A lady, although ye gents not be wantin' to use this around a lady who be stronger than ye.
•Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter.
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