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Anytime. ^_^


Alice smiled obviously pleased by his words. It wasn't everyday that someone was nice to her, without picking on her.
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And don't be afraid to speak up if people are giving you a hard time.
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And don't be afraid to speak up if people are giving you a hard time.


Alice puffed her cheeks alittle as she crossed her arms over her chest.

"i can take care of myself........"
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lol yay. lol that is very true, i giggle everytime a word is changed XD. how in the world did your bounty get so high?
It seems to pick odd places for it. Not always changing every you that is typed for one. I went and did a bunch of posts with one of those tiny texts full of pirate talk. I just wanted the other item and achievement.
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All right then.
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what the hells all that?


It be the curse of the gaian carribean ye scurvy dog.


Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.


Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer


pirate
Toby Vespa
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what the hells all that?


It be the curse of the gaian carribean ye scurvy dog.


Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.

Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to avast ye! or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that ye are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
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.
Pirate Lingo for Ship Parts and Articles-


Abaft - From the old English for 'on or to the aft', toward the back end or stern of the boat.
Athwartships - At a right angle to the midline or centerline of the boat, which is an imaginary line drawn from bow to stern that equally divides the ship.
Binnacle - From the Latin word for 'dwelling place', a box or case which houses the compass upon the deck.
Charlie Noble - Upon finding that the stack for the ship's galley was copper, merchant captain Charles Noble then required it to be kept polished, the stack took his name thereafter. Old Salts would kid around with the new recruits and tell them to find or summon Charlie Noble.
Coaming - A vertical rim surrounding hatch openings and such to keep any water on deck from entering below it, excellent for tripping on.
Duffle - Everything a sailor owns, also the nickname for the bag which holds the everything.
Fo'c's'le - An abbreviation for forecastle, the forwardmost part of the ship.
Futtock Shrouds - Pieces joining the rigging of lower and top masts.
Head - A marine toilet, which could be no more than a hole cut in the decking at the head or bow of the ship that would allow waste to go into the sea, the waves hopefully washing away what may have not hit the water (also called a jardin), NOT the same as the poop deck!
Holystone - Bars of sandstone would be used to scrub the decks, the softer areas of the stone would wear away and leave holes, also, the sailors were said to look like they were praying as they knelt to scrub.


Jacob's Ladder - The rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship.
Mizzen - The third mast from the bow on a vessel having three or more masts, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast.
Monkey - A small cannon...
Monkey Jacket - A short waist jacket worn by midshipmen.
Orlop - The deck for stowing cables.
Poop Deck - The deck that is the furthest and the highest back, usually above the Captain's quarters, NOT to be confused with the head!
Rullock - The cutaway or notch on the side rail of the ship from which oars would pivot.
Pirate Talk for Crew, Names for Pirates-


Boatswain - Often pronounced Bosun, this crew member was in charge of the deck, whether it be the crew, equipment, or activity on the deck.
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
"Drivelswigger" - One who reads about nautical terms too much.
Freebooter - From the Dutch for 'free' and 'plunder', reference to a pirate.
Jack Tar - Early sailor's tarpaulin clothing was infused with tar, which some say also deflected sword blows in addition to shedding water, similar to Joe Blow or John Q. Public.
Landlubber - 'Lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, and this term was aimed at those persons on ship who were not very skilled or at ease with ship life, as if to say, "You were no better on the land."
Marooner - Besides a reference to the poor soul marooned on an island, it also can refer to a pirate who found his current line of work after deserting a military position or perhaps a state of slavery.
Picaroon - From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.
Powder Monkey - A gunner's assistant...

Pirate Talk for Crew Activity-

Swing the Lead - A lead weight swung from a line into water when near shore was a way to measure depth, the job's simple requirements caused the phrase to evolve into a term for slacking off.
Take a Caulk - The deck's gaps were sealed with oakum and tar, and napping on them would leave black lines on the clothes. Someone going to nap on deck could say they were going to "take a caulk."
Pirate Slang for Drink-

Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.
Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.
Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.
Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol.
Rumfustian - Raw eggs mixed with rum and liquor...NOT the breakfast of pirate champions.

Pirate Food-

Cackle Fruit - Chicken eggs...
Doughboy - Simple dumplings made of flour and animal fat.
Hardtack - Extremely hard crackers made of only flour, water, and salt. Hardtack would keep for years if dry, but dry was not on a ship, so they often grew maggots or other worms. Also called: hardbread, ship's biscuit, tooth dullers, molar breakers, sheet iron crackers, and worm castles.
Junk - Salted beef or pork. This isn't freshly cooked and prepared meat. The salt was intended to preserve it inside a barrel. It got hard... real hard. (see hardtack)
Leather - That's right, dear readers. The food of last resort was not even food, but animal hide.
Salmagundi - A popular dish of chopped meat ( beef, fish, chicken, pig, turtle, etc.), eggs, anchovies, onions, grapes, cabbage or herring, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar.

Pirate Slang for Death-

Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters. He went on to have a successful music career with the Monkees many years later.
To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened.
To see ye to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one.


Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer


pirate

keirei
Alice scooted further under the table as she heard his foot steps getting closer. she panted softly as she tried to calm her beating heart, before she bit her bottom lip. She could hgear him calling for her and shivered still blushing as she rubbed at her ears to get rid of the odd sensations he had caused.


((yay. awww i have had gaia do that to my pms. lol i get easily distracted too XD i just bought a new anime called the big windup lol can't wait to watch it later.))

Alice /had/ to be close -- Francis's 'bunny senses' were tingling, it seemed.
"Angleterre?~" he sang as his search continued. There was one table in particular that stood out a little for some reason. Maybe Alice was hiding underneath it? Believing that to be the case, Francis carefully approached it, intending not to startle her too badly.

((Is it safe to guess her ears are one of her e-zones? eue;;;
The Big Windup... What's that about? emotion_kirakira ))
angelkynd1_uzumaki-san
pirate ninja
Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer

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*swaggers in, resting her hand on the hilt of the sword strung around her waist*
Anyone 'ere still?
>_>
<_<
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Bonjour zhere...you 'ave excellent taste, I must say.
*looks at her outfit and nods in approval*
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Dionnysia
Bonjour zhere...you 'ave excellent taste, I must say.
*looks at her outfit and nods in approval*
Why thank you. I do love an excuse to dress up. *does a little turn to give the full effect* I like your outfit too.
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Alice scooted further under the table as she heard his foot steps getting closer. she panted softly as she tried to calm her beating heart, before she bit her bottom lip. She could hgear him calling for her and shivered still blushing as she rubbed at her ears to get rid of the odd sensations he had caused.


((yay. awww i have had gaia do that to my pms. lol i get easily distracted too XD i just bought a new anime called the big windup lol can't wait to watch it later.))

Alice /had/ to be close -- Francis's 'bunny senses' were tingling, it seemed.
"Angleterre?~" he sang as his search continued. There was one table in particular that stood out a little for some reason. Maybe Alice was hiding underneath it? Believing that to be the case, Francis carefully approached it, intending not to startle her too badly.

((Is it safe to guess her ears are one of her e-zones? eue;;;
The Big Windup... What's that about? emotion_kirakira ))


Alice was so busy rubbing at her ears that she didn't hear how close he was to her hiding spot. She let out a soft sigh, before she froze realizing what she had done might give away her hiding spot. She listened for her french crush Nemesis.


(( maaaaaybe emotion_awesome
ah its about a boys baseball team in japan XD i don't really know the details though, i saw bits of it in a AMV and couldn't resist buying it. ))
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lol yay. lol that is very true, i giggle everytime a word is changed XD. how in the world did your bounty get so high?
It seems to pick odd places for it. Not always changing every you that is typed for one. I went and did a bunch of posts with one of those tiny texts full of pirate talk. I just wanted the other item and achievement.


lol yea. ahhhh ok XD ahhhhhhh man cramps are killing me sooooooooo much T.T
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All right then.


Alice looked at him and nodded though she felt alittle bad for her tsundere attitude at times.

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