Cap'n Skampy

Ex-Marine Salvager
'Ello there, whippersnapper! Name's Cap'n Skampy! I don't remember how I got here… but some hotsy-totsy dame kept buggin' me 'bout Talk Like a Pirate Day, and… well… here I am.

It just so happens that I know a thing or two 'bout Pirates from back in the day, so give me yer ears and let ole Cap'n Skampy teach ye about swashbuckling!

Blow the Gaff!
So you want learn to speak some swanky pirate lingo? Just remember they take their secrets of treasure with them to davey jones locker!

I'll teach you some words and tips to how to speak like a pirate!

Pirate Lingo
AFT. or Abaft - The direction towards the stern of the ship. That's the "back" for land-lubbers.
Fore - Short for 'forward'.
Blow the Gaff - Givin' away a secret or informin'.
Avast! - A cry that generally means "Stop and give attention." Can also mean "Whoa!" or "Check it out" or "No way!"
Belay - To immediately cease or stop.
Booty - Anything of value that a pirate can plunder.
Cat o' Nine Tails or Cat - A whip made up of nine knotted ropes.
Crow's Nest - A lookout point at the top of the tallest mast on a ship.
Cutlass - A curved sword, favored by many sailors.
Davy Jones' Locker - Technically means the bottom of the sea. It is also where the souls of drowned pirates go.
Grog - A pirate's beverage of choice.
Hoist the Colors! - To raise the Pirate flag before attacking.
Hearties - Shipmates and friends.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or to lie.
Lad - A name for a young gentleman.
Lass - A name for a young woman, usually more polite.
Lubber or landlubber - A name give to those who prefer land over the sea.
Motherload - A term for a very large amount of booty or treasure.
Salt or Old Salt - The name given to veteran Sailors. Also used to enhance the flavor of food.
Savvy - Meaning to understand or "okay".
Smartly - To do or to perform something quickly.
Scurvy - A common condition of sailors who go too long without eating fruits and vegetables.
Shiver me timbers! - "Well, I'll be" or "What a surprise!"
Walk the plank - To be forced to walk the length of a plank that has been placed over the side of a ship. The outcome is not promising.

Pirate Policies
- Pirates don't be good at speakin'. They scowl a lot, and they like to mutter most o' their words. Best get used to it, matey!

- Ye gatta run yer words together. Ye gatta slur. Don't use no proper sentences, either!

If ye still have yer hands, use a motherload o' gestures. Movin' yer hands about when ye speak be key to a pirate's life. It also be good fer ye circulation!

- Pirates be loud n' lusty. Thee louder ye be, thee smart'r ye sound!

- Never say "you" or "your" unless ye wishes to walk thee plank! It be "ye" an' "yer" in thee pirate's life! Savvy?

- Oh, and it be "me" and not no "I" or "mine"! Fer example, "that be me sword, ye no good two toothed thievin' scallywag!"

- Drop thee "g" after words endin' in "ing". There be no need fer that "g" after many words, like goin', and playin', and fishin', and swimmin'!

- Make up words if ye have to! Pirates don't be minding a wee bit o' hornswagglin'!

- Never leave port without yer good luck charm, or there be mighty dire consequences! Ole Cap'n Skampy never leaves home without me fancy fishin' boots! Or are they peg legs? Where'r me feet go, anyway…?

- Booty?

Location: Market Street

Thanks to Peachii.

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