Ahoy there, me matey!
Every time you think of the word pirate, you immediately start thinking about Johnny Depp‘s stellar performance in the hit Disney movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, where he played trickester, Captain Jack Sparrow. Although we enjoyed watching the film, how many of you were confused by the pirate lingo? Well, be confused no more. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we are going to help you learn how to talk like a pirate.
Last year, the Tommy Show did traffic reports all in pirate…it was also the last day Kelly was allowed to do traffic. Mobile devices listen here.
Here are some of the popular phrases and their meanings:
Davy Jones’ Locker – a famous phrase known as the bottom of the sea referring to the death of sailors and pirates.
Ahoy! - Hello and sometimes used to say goodbye
Avast – Look here or get a load of this.
Go on Account - To embark on a piratical cruise.
Shiver Me Timbers! - An expression used in shock and generally screamed out for attention
Doubloons - Gold
Matey or Me Matey - A shipmate or a friend/my shipmate or friend.
Yo-ho-ho - The famous pirate laughter
Lass - Woman
Walk the plank - this one be bloody obvious
Booty – Treasure
Now, that you know pirate lingo share it with your kids and friends and have a great International Talk Like A Pirate Day.