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CyberCubed
06-21-2016, 01:53 AM
This is from a site. The word and what it means:

Ahoy: Hey!
Avast: Stop!
Aye: Yes
Black spot: to be 'placin' the black spot' be markin' someone for death.
Booty: treasure
Buccaneer: 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


Shiver me timbers and blow me down! Avast ye scurvy scallywags, or its off to davy jones locker, for ye!

MsMarvelDuckie
06-21-2016, 03:51 AM
Shouldn't you have waited to post this on Talk Like A Pirate Day?

That said, my favorite pirate lingo be "Arrgh!" Or sometimes "Ellll"! Kidding. That one is from "Pirates", a porn parody of Pirates of the Carribean. What is a pirate's favorite letter? Some say Rrr! but his first love is the "C"!

DarkFell
06-21-2016, 07:39 PM
Not really an all-around pirate phrase, but it probably was an important question to ask if you were stranded on an island or sick of looking at nothing but ocean all around.

http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/why-is-the-rum-gone-2.gif

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
06-21-2016, 07:59 PM
Not really an all-around pirate phrase, but it probably was an important question to ask if you were stranded on an island or sick of looking at nothing but ocean all around.

http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/why-is-the-rum-gone-2.gif

You beat me to it. :tsad:

DarkFell
06-21-2016, 08:57 PM
You beat me to it. :tsad:
Sorry Cylon - the opportunity was practically screaming at me. But it's nice to know that there be another mind out there in the internet that thinks like mine does!

Also, I like this one.
"Avast ye lads and lassies! What say ye to this, ye landlubbers? Ye scurvy dogs shall see all the jolly merriment this here seadog possesses. Doubloons always be welcomed, but rum will do quite nice. Any attempt to hornswaggle me of me plundered booty will result in you getting cleaved to the brisket and hoisted above the Jolly Roger. Savvy?"

Scurvy dog!: a fine insult!
Scurvy dog also meant old pirate / sailor.

ToTheNines
06-21-2016, 09:11 PM
Eat my ass matey

MsMarvelDuckie
06-21-2016, 09:19 PM
I'd rather drinks me rum. Tastes better.... :trazz: