Ahoy Hearties! Check out Colin talking like a pirate with some cool words and fun pirate facts!
Pirate Talk Dictionary!
Ahoy - Hello Avast - a term of surprise Aye - a term used in agreement
Arrr! - can mean, variously, yes, I agree, I’m happy
Aye, Aye - I'll get right on that!
Beauty - used for a pretty woman - it's a compliment
Bilge rat - the bilge is the lowest level of the ship, usually where stinky slimy water pools. To call someone a "bilge rat" is an insult.
Booty - stolen goodies Briny Deep - the ocean
Hang the Jib - to frown or pout Hearties - friends
Hornswaggle - to swindle something (usually money) from a person
Lad, lass, or lassie - a young person or child
Lubber (landlubber) - a person that prefers the land over the sea.
Me - my. Used when talking about oneself
Shiver Me Timbers - an exclamation of surprise
Smartly - do something quickly.
Thar she blows - used when spotting a whale Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - a happy expression
Dress Like a Pirate!
Do you want to learn how to dress like a pirate? Check out this DIY video!
Pirates were not nice people. They stole things, drank too much, and were the “scourge of the high seas.”
Know what else pirates were? Check out these fun pirate facts.
Did You know?
- Blackbeard was the most feared pirate of them all. Before he would attack a ship, he would weave hemp into his beard, then light it on fire.
- Women were pirates, too.
- Each pirate ship ran by their own sets of rules and codes.
- Pirates never really made people “Walk the plank.” To kill a person, a pirate would usually tie them up and drag them behind the ship. Arrr!
- Pirates oftentimes drank Grog. This was a mixture of rum, lemon juice, water, and sugar.
Want to make your own Grog? Check out this kid-friendly recipe for a real Pirate drink!
You will need
- 6 cups of hot water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 (12 oz.) lemonade
- 1 (12 oz.) orange juice
- 1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice
- 1 quart of 7-up
Directions: Dissolve sugar in hot water. Add other ingredients. Mix and enjoy! This Grog can also be frozen!
Yo Ho Ho! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Me thinks you lads, and lassies should make up a sentence from our Pirate Dictionary and leave it in the comments section. Or else, me may have to hang the jib!
Hey Educators and Parents! Check out our Curriculum Corner for some fun Pirate Day activities. It’s FREE!