Arrr, ye scurvy dogs!

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Arrr, ye scurvy dogs!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:40 am

Greetings,

Ahoy there me hearties!

Yonder Saturday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, so to celebrate this fine occasion, see this here guide to pirate lingo.

Ahoy: Hey!
Arrr: Yes, I agree, I'm happy
Avast: Stop!
Aye: Yes
Bilge Rat: an insult
Black spot: to be 'placin' the black spot' be markin' someone for death. As in Treasure Island.
Booty: treasure
Bung hole – Food on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole.
Buccanneer: a pirate who be answerin' to no man or blasted government.
By the Powers!: an exclamation, uttered by Long John Silver in Treasure Island!
Cat o' nine tails: whip for floggin' mutineers
Corsair: a pirate who be makin' his berth in the Med-...Medi-...that sea 'tween Spain and Africa, aye!
Davy Jones' Locker: the bottom o' the sea, where the souls of dead men lie
Doubloons: pieces of gold...
Fiddlers Green: the private heaven where pirates be goin' when they die.
Furner: a ship which be yer own, not one ye steal an' plunder.
Gentlemen o' fortune: a slightly more positive term fer pirates!
Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
Grog: A pirate's favorite drink.
Hornpipe: Both a single-reeded musical instrument sailors often had aboard ship, and a spirited dance that sailors do.
Jack: a flag or a sailor
Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
Keelhaul: a truly vicious punishment where a scurvy dog be tied to a rope and dragged along the barnacle-encrusted bottom of a ship. They not be survivin' this.
Landlubber: "Land-lover," someone not used to life onboard a ship.
Lass: A woman.
Lily-livered: faint o' heart
Loaded to the Gunwales (pron. gunnels): drunk
Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
Me Beauty: A lovely lady
Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
Me: My.
Pieces o' eight: pieces o' silver which can be cut into eights to be givin' small change.
Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power
Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
Scurvy dog!: another fine insult!
Shiver me timbers!: an exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
Smartly: do something quickly.
Son of a Biscuit Eater: a derogatory term indicating a son of a sailor
Sprogs: raw, untrained recruits
Squadron: a group of ten or less warships
Squiffy: a buffoon
Swaggy: a scurvy cur's ship what ye be intendin' to loot!
Swashbucklin': fightin' and carousin' on the high seas!
Sweet trade: the career of piracy
Thar: The opposite of "here."
Walk the plank: this one be obvious.
Wench: a lady, although ye gents not be wantin' to use this around a lady who be stronger than ye.
Wi' a wannion: wi' a curse, or wi' a vengeance. Boldly, loudly!
Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter


Aye matey, prepare to go on the account! Yo ho ho...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go" - Phra Panyapatipo

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Re: Arrr, ye scurvy dogs!

Postby Jechbi » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:39 am

Wot be ye, loaded to the gunwales, matey? related thread, sprogs
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Arrr, ye scurvy dogs!

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:11 am

If my grandmother disapproved of any of the female family members female friends she would make a snorting reference to " that wench ! ". :smile:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.


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