Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blow Me Down!



Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Try it out:

All Hands Hoay! - "All Hands on Deck!", everyone on the ship called to the deck, usually for action
Avast - "Avast Ye!" from the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Dungbie - rear end
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings
Shiver me timbers! - akin to "Blow me down!", an expression of shock or disbelief, believed to come from the sound the ship made when 'shocked' by running aground or hit by a cannon blast.

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever seen Disney's first "Treasure Island?" Surely the whole "pirate speak" came from Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver. The movie is worth watching just to hear him talk.

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