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post Jun 20 2006, 04:07 PM
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Hints an' Tips

If it be helpin', start yer sentence wi' a "Arr, me hearty," in a deep, throaty voice — ye'll find that the rest be comin' much easier.

No time to memorize the lingo? Try an English-to-Pirate translator

http://nifty.stanford.edu/2004/TalkLikeAPirate/pirate2.html
http://www.talklikeapirateday.com/translate/index.php

Now head off to the Tavern for some grogg

Vocabulary

In which ye'll find words submitted by many pirates o'er the years, an' which comprise a loose piratical dictionary.

* Ahoy: Hey!
* Avast: Stop!
* Aye: Yes
* Black spot: to be 'placin' the black spot' be markin' someone for death.
* Booty: treasure
* Buccanneer: a pirate who be answerin' to no man or blasted government.
* By the Powers!: an exclamation, uttered by Long John Silver in Treasure Island!
* Cat o' nine tails: whip for floggin' mutineers
* Corsair: a pirate who be makin' his berth in the Med-...Medi-...that sea 'tween Spain and Africa, aye!
* 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.
* Furner: a ship which be yer own, not one ye steal an' plunder.
* Gentlemen o' fortune: a slightly more positive term fer pirates!
* Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
* Grog: A pirate's favorite drink.
* Jack: a flag or a sailor
* Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
* Keelhaul: a truly vicious punishment where a scurvy dog be tied to a rope and dragged along the barnacle-encrusted bottom of a ship. They not be survivin' this.
* Landlubber: "Land-lover," someone not used to life onboard a ship.
* Lass: A woman.
* Lily-livered: faint o' heart
* Loaded to the Gunwales (pron. gunnels): drunk
* Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
* Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
* Me: My.
* Pieces o' eight: pieces o' silver which can be cut into eights to be givin' small change.
* Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power
* Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
* Scurvy dog!: a fine insult!
* 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
* Sprogs: raw, untrained recruits
* Squadron: a group of ten or less warships
* Squiffy: a buffoon
* Swaggy: a scurvy cur's ship what ye be intendin' to loot!
* Swashbucklin': fightin' and carousin' on the high seas!
* Sweet trade: the career of piracy
* 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.
* Wi' a wannion: wi' a curse, or wi' a vengeance. Boldly, loudly!
* Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter

Abaft: point nearer the stern of a ship than another
About: to change tack
Acts of Pardon/Acts of Grace: a letter of marque for a "reformed" pirate, thus making him a privateer

Bachelor's Wife: a mistress
Barque: three-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on mainmast and fore and aft rigged on mizzen
Barquentine: vessel resembling a barque, but square-rigged on foremast only
Bilged on her anchor: a ship pierced by her own anchor
Boom: a spar used to extend the foot of a sail
Bowline: rope made fast to the leech or side of a sail to pull it forward
Bowse: to haul with a tackle to produce extra rightness
Bowspirit: spirit projecting from the bow of a ship
Brail: to furl a sail by pulling it in towards the mast
Brig: originally a abbreviation of "brigantine," but later a two-masted, square-rigged vessel
Brigantine: a two-masted vessel, square-rigged on foremast and fore and aft rigged on mainmast
Bring to: check the movement of a ship by arranging the sails in such a way that they counteract each other and keep her stationary
Brought a spring upon her cable: a ship coming about in a different direction
Brulot: Montaigne word for a fireship (q.v.)
Buffer: chief bosun's mate who is in charge of discipline
Bumboat: a boat privately selling goods or provisions to sailors on ships in harbors

Cable: a large rope
Capstan: vertical rotating cylinder used for winding up anchor and other cable
Careen: to cause a vessel to keel over on its side to clean or repair its bottom
Chain shot: cannon balls fastened together with chain
Chase guns: cannon on the bow of a ship
Clap in irons: to be put manacles and chains
Clap of Thunder: powerful drink
Clap on: to add a temporary feature
Clipper: a fast sailing ship
Coaming: the raised edge around a hatch
Crack Jenny's Tea Cup: To spend the night in a house of ill repute
Crimp: a person who is tricked or press ganged (q.v.) into serving on a crew
Cutter: small, decked vessel with one mast

Davits: a small piece of timber used as a crane
Draft: the minimum water depth neccessary to float a ship
Driver: large sail suspended from the mizzen gaff

Ensign: a flag.

Fathom: depth measurement of six feet
Fireship: a ship loaded with gunpowder and explosives, set on fire and sent to drift into enemy ports.
Fluke: broad part of an anchor
Frigate: three-masted, fully rigged ship heavily armed with 24 to 38 pound guns
Furl: to wrap or roll a sail close to the yard, stay or mast to which it belongs

Gaff: spar which holds upper edge of a four-sided fore and aft sail
Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
Ground: the bottom of the sea

Halliards: rope or tackle for hoisting a spar holding a sail
Haul wind: to direct a ship's course as nearly as possible in the direction from which the wind is coming
Heave to: an order to stop
Heave down: to turn a vessel on its side for cleaning
Hogshead: a large cask used to transport beer or wine. The Hogshead was an archaic unit of measurement of approximately 100 gallons.
Holystone: a piece of sandstone used to scrub the decks

Jack o' Coins: the paymaster
Jack o' Cups: the first mate
Jack o' Staves: the first lieutenant
Jack o' Swords: the bosun
Jack: a flag or a sailor; showing how sailors would refer to thier ship's colors as one of the crew. Hence Jack Tar for sailor and the Union Jack flag.
Job: triangular sail

Killick: the anchor

Lady of Expansive Sensibility: a Jenny
Lanyard: any rope that ties something off
League: three miles
Lee: side away from the wind
Let go and haul: order on tacking square-rigged ship given when the bow has just passed across the wind
List: lean to one side
Loaded to the Gunwhales: drunk
Lugger: two-masted sailing vessel with a lug-sail rig

Mainmast: the ship's principal mast
Matelot: (pronounced "matlow") another term for a sailor
Messdeck lawyer: a know-it-all
Midshipman: non-commissioned rank below lieutenant
Mizzen: aftermost mast in a three-masted vessel

Nipper: short length of rope used to bind anchor cable
Nipperkin: a small drink

Old coat: a veteran sailor (see "stripey")

Patarero: a muzzle-loading mortar that fires scattering shot, stones, spikes old nails, broken glass, etc.
Pinnace: small two-masted vessel; eight-oared ship's boat
Press Gang: a group of sailors who "recruit" for their ship using violence and intimidation
Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power

Quarter: 1) part of the side of the ship nearest the stern 2) mercy shown to an opponent

Reef: to shorten sail by rolling up the bottom section and securing it by tying short lines attached to the sail
Rigging: general name for ropes, chains, and wires which hold masts, spars and yards in place and control movement of the ship
Royal: to sail against topgallant

Salmagundi: a dish of chopped meat, eggs, anchovies, onions and anything else the cook can throw in; a piratical delicacy
Scuppers: holes pierced in deck near bulwarks to allow surplus water to drain off
Sheet: line running from the bottom aft corner of sail by which it can be adjusted to the wind
Shrouds: standing rigging stretched from the side of a ship to support the mast
Skysail: sail above the royal
Sloop: sailing vessel with fore and aft rigged single mast
Smacksman: sailor on a cutter or ketch-rigged sailing vessel
Snow: two-masted merchant vessel, rigged as a brig with the addition of a trysail mast
Son of a Biscuit Eater: not so much a sailor term, but a derrogatory term indicating a bastard son of a sailor
Sprogs: raw, untrained recruits
Squiffy: a buffoon
Squadron: a group of ten or less warships
Square-rigged: rig consisting of four-cornered sails hung from yards
Stanchion: upright support
Stargazer: a sail set above moonsail
Start: to hit with a rope's end or cane
Stay: standing rigging fore and aft and supporting a mast
Strike the Colors: to haul down a ship's flag as a signal of surrender
Strike: to lower or hit
Stripey: long-service able seaman (named for the many stripes on his sleeves, indicating an "old coat")
Sweet trade: the career of piracy

Tack: lower, forward corner of fore and aft sail; in square-rigged ships, line controlling forward lower corner of sail; ship's coarse in relation to the wind
Tackle: ropes and blocks
Top: platform at masthead of ship for sailors to stand upon
Topgallant: sail above topsail
Topman: sailor who works on the sails
Topmast: mast next above lower mast
Topsail: sail above mainsail

Waister: an incompetant sailor
Weather: side from which wind is blowing
Weigh: to raise

Yard: spar attached to mast to carry a sail
Yawl: four-oared ship's boat or small sailing boat

Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Kindly borrowed from http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line...

1. Prepare to be boarded.


Bonus pickup lines (when the ones above don't work, as they often won't)

They don’t call me Long John because my head is so big.

You’re drinking a Salty Dog? How’d you like to try the real thing?

Wanna shiver me timbers?

I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.

Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.

That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Let's get together and haul some keel.

That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.


Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ...

10. What are YOU doing here?

9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)

8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!

7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"

6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!

5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"

4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!

3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!

2. RAMMING SPEED!

...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

No time to memorize the lingo? Try an English-to-Pirate translator

http://nifty.stanford.edu/2004/TalkLikeAPirate/pirate2.html
http://www.talklikeapirateday.com/translate/index.php

Now head off to the Tavern for some grogg


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post Aug 23 2006, 08:15 PM
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thats a lot to swallow at once
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Some men have died and some are alive and others sail on the sea – with the keys to the cage... and the devil to pay we lay to Fiddler's Green. The bell has been raised from it's watery grave... Do you hear it's sepulchral tone? We are a call to all, pay head the squall and turn your sail toward home. Yo ho, all together, Hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
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you, pants off, now!

did it work? tounge.gif oh sorry. did it waaaark!? tounge.gif


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post Aug 23 2006, 09:12 PM
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The King and his men stole the Queen from her bed, and bound her in her bones. The seas be ours, and by the powers, Where we will, we'll roam.
Yo ho, all hands, hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
Some men have died and some are alive and others sail on the sea – with the keys to the cage... and the devil to pay we lay to Fiddler's Green. The bell has been raised from it's watery grave... Do you hear it's sepulchral tone? We are a call to all, pay head the squall and turn your sail toward home. Yo ho, all together, Hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
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post Aug 24 2006, 02:41 AM
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I really don't want to know if it worked.


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no it didn't work confusedsmall.gif confusedsmall.gif confusedsmall.gif


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The King and his men stole the Queen from her bed, and bound her in her bones. The seas be ours, and by the powers, Where we will, we'll roam.
Yo ho, all hands, hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
Some men have died and some are alive and others sail on the sea – with the keys to the cage... and the devil to pay we lay to Fiddler's Green. The bell has been raised from it's watery grave... Do you hear it's sepulchral tone? We are a call to all, pay head the squall and turn your sail toward home. Yo ho, all together, Hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
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post Aug 24 2006, 01:02 PM
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Ahoy!


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thats about as far as my pirate talk goes! lol


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The King and his men stole the Queen from her bed, and bound her in her bones. The seas be ours, and by the powers, Where we will, we'll roam.
Yo ho, all hands, hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
Some men have died and some are alive and others sail on the sea – with the keys to the cage... and the devil to pay we lay to Fiddler's Green. The bell has been raised from it's watery grave... Do you hear it's sepulchral tone? We are a call to all, pay head the squall and turn your sail toward home. Yo ho, all together, Hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die.
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Ahoy, hello, e'eryone, gar! how be you all today?

Ahoy, hey, this is pretty fun, gar!

Aye, i should talk like a pirate all the time, shiver me timbers!

Aye, i'm sure you all would lo'e that, shiver me timbers!

Arrr, wow... that's a lot o' ayes, argh! tounge.gif

Arrr, i'll talk t' you all later... in a diffarnt thread, gar! wink.gif


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Wanna join me crew, lads? Ship's right over there...I got wine and I ain't sharin' it with you,lads, unless ye come along, argh!! tounge.gif smile.gif




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