How to Talk Like a Pirate
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Perhaps you've seen the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (rated PG-13). Maybe you've swashbuckled with your brother or sister. Possibly you've even worn the skull and crossbones on your t-shirts or back-to-school accessories. What more is there for a buccaneer to do? Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day of course!
Yes, on September 19 each year, you, along with everyone around the world, can annoy entertain your friends by talking like a pirate all day. Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Or should you prepare to walk the plank? See if you can translate these popular pirate sayings.
What does it mean when a pirate says:
- Shiver me timbers!
- X marks the spot
- Ahoy, matey!
- All hands on deck.
- Prepare to walk the plank.
- Aye Aye!
- Yo, ho, blow the man down!
- Heave ho!
- Where’s the poop deck?
- Lily-livered landlubber!
Grab some Pirate Booty (er, the puffed corn treat that is!) and settle down to decipher the above. Remember, your answers don’t have to be exact. Just enough to get the gist of pirate lingo, so you’re prepared to talk like a pirate all day!
Leave your answers in the Comments, and check back next week for answers. Aarrr.
-- Ratha, Stacks Writer