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. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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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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