It be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Yar harrr! Ahoy there ye lily livered blaggards!
That means it’s time for pillaging and the imbibing of rum!
Pirates have been all the rage in recent years. Out of that particular fascination came an insane and completely pirate-oriented idea: that there should be a day dedicated to keeping the piratical language alive and, more importantly, the tradition of all things related to pirates.
So Talk Like a Pirate Day was invented. And now it’s time to celebrate with all of the pirate talks that can be mustered in one day!
How to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day
Getting involved with this day is sure to be a LOAD of fun! Because it’s just a silly day, be sure to involve all of the pirate-like silliness that can be mustered. Try out some of these ideas for enjoying Talk Like a Pirate Day:
Talk Like a Pirate
Ahoy, Matey! This obvious application of the celebration might be a little more difficult than one might think. Because who actually knows what pirates sound like when they talk?! Some phrases are more commonly known, like “pillage” or “landlubber”. But others are a little harder to understand. Here are some vocabulary and lingo to help get novice pirate talkers started:
- “Son of a Biscuit Eater”. This is what pirates might call someone they don’t like, the idea being that a biscuit eater is refined and, well, not a pirate.
- “All Hand Hoy!” Upon hearing this, everyone needs to get on deck to help out.
- “Bring a Spring Upon ‘er”. A phrase meaning to turn the ship in another direction.
- “Grog Blossom”. A person who has a red nose because they drink too much alcohol (probably rum).
Watch Pirate Films
Not into reading? That’s okay! Plenty of films about pirates have been created so that individuals and groups can spend a couple of hours hearing all kinds of pirate-speak.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series of films can take up a nice chunk of time with its 6 different movies in the franchise. Or for an inspiring one-off, try a modern-day somewhat-true-to life pirate storey starring Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips.
But most importantly make sure ye land ship aka your car is in tip-top sailing condition! Bring ye land boat to our dock aka workshop and we will make sure it’s for a treasure hunt aka road trip. LOL we tried!
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