Sunday, September 17, 2006

Avast, Ye Scurvy Dogs!!

September 19 is almost upon us, and as all of the truly culturally enlightened are already aware, it's Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Some necessary pirate jargon
(You don't want to be caught without the appropriate jargon on a day dedicated to pirates, saavy?)
  1. "I don't know as I recall askin' ye for yer thoughts, ye scurvy bilge-drinkin' tar-merchant. Avast yer gob afore I keelhaul ye an' string yer bones from the crow's nest." (I didn't ask for your opinion. Feel free to shut up.)

  2. "Yarr! Weigh anchor! Hoist the mizzen! Savvy, ye scallywag?! Or ye'll be in Davey Jones' locker soon, ye Landlubber!” (Do what I say. Now.)

  3. "Thar she blows!" (The pirate equivalent of "There she be!" Arrgh... that be Whaler talk, and no respectable pirate would speak like a blubber lubber!)

  4. "ARRRGHHHH" (General discontent.)

  5. "Wake me at the zenith of the moon" (Only full blown pirates know this phrase. An educated pirate is rare but also the most deadly kind. They are smarter than you and crazier.)

  6. "Ahoy, me hearties!" (Equivalent of "Hello, my friends!")

  7. "Avast ye scum ridden weevil shaggers. Captain Black Beard is gonna keel haul you and grow barnacles on ye starboard knacker". (Your next performance review may not go as well as you think.)

  8. "Avast ye varmint" (Stop right there young man because you're in big trouble.)

  9. "Yarr." (I agree.)

  10. "Yarr!" (I see your point, and agree wholeheartedly.)

  11. "Yarr-ha-harr!" (You're right!)

  12. "Yarr?" (You wanna say that again? Speak directly to me dagger...)

  13. "Yarrgh" (I respectfully acknowledge that you are right and I am wrong.)

  14. "Ye Scalawag!" (You scum-sucking bottom feeder!)

  15. "Savvy?" (Get it?)

  16. "Davey Jones' locker" (Your coffin in the sea.)
And here's a Pirate's one-eyed, peg-legged, parrot-pooping-on-the-shoulder hat tip to Brother Maynard for emailing me about this momentus occasion. Yarr!


  1. Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!
    Here is a pirate joke to help you celebrate:

    A pirate walks into a bar, and the barkeep says "Excuse me, cap'n, but did you know that you've got your ship's wheel stuck in your pantaloons?"

    "Aye," says the pirate, "that thing be drivin' me nuts! Aaargh!"

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