Ahoy, matey!

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,


~ by michellelamour on September 21, 2010.

One Response to “Ahoy, matey!”

  1. I live in Houston. Ever since I have heard of you girls I have wanted to see you and hear you read. After the first of the year will you list your shows more in advance so I can plan to attend a show and do other business while I am there.

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