I never knew talking like a pirate was so difficult! Perhaps it’s easier if you have been soaking in rum for a couple hours, but I just couldn’t do it! We featured the book, ‘Well Blow Me Down: A Guy’s Guide to Talking Like a Pirate’ by John ‘Ol’ Chumbucket’ Baur and Mark ‘Cap’n Slappy’ Summers. Here are a few words from their glossary:
Belaying Pin – Stout wooden dowels that fit into holes, usually along the railing, that are used to tie (or belay) ropes. Instead of tediously untying a knot, you just have the pull the pin and the line is free.
Booty – A -pirate’s ill-gotten gains.
Black Spot – A piece of paper with one black spot on it meaning you are marked for death.
Avast – Stop and give attention.
Corsair – Another name for pirate applied to the pirates of the Barbary Coast.
Me – Replaces ‘my’ in all sentences.
Davey Jones Locker – The bottom of the sea. A watery grave.
Jolly Roger – The pirate flag.
Dungbie – Rear end.
Scuttlebutt – Rumor or innuendo.
There are many more in the book, of course, but see if you can mix and match some of these to create your own pirate speak,