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Talk Like a Pirate!

Talk Like a Pirate

Check out this list of pirate words and phrases likely used by the pirates many years ago. You will be ready to “talk like a pirate” when International Talk like a Pirate Day arrives on Sept. 19!

  • Ahoy –Hello
  • Avast – Stop and give attention
  • Aye – Yes, I agree
  • Bail out – Help a friend in need
  • Belay – Command to stop
  • Bilge – Nonsense and foolish talk
  • Booty – Loot from the battle
  • Chew the fat – Friendly conversation
  • Davy Jones’s locker –Bottom of the sea
  • Fair winds – Goodbye and good luck
  • Grub – Food
  • Lubber – One who does not go to sea
  • Pillage – To rob on the shore
  • Scuttlebutt – Gossip and rumors

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