Talk like a pirate day is right around the corner, on September 19th you have a chance to toss yer worries to the wind and talk all day like a scallywag pirate. There be no better way to celebrate this Saturday than tapping into yer boat club membership and findin’ wind fer yer sails. Here are a few terms and their usage you be finding useful as yer sailin’ the seven seas, or you know, just the Indian River Lagoon.
Ahoy matey! – Hello friend!
Ahoy Matey, so glad you be boardin’ this vessel today.
Avast! – Stop!
Avast, thar be a manatee in the water!
Aye – Yes
Be you havin’ any fun? Aye Aye Captain!
Shiver Me Timbers – Oh My Goodness!
Shiver met timbers, it’s a beautiful day to be on the sea.
Lily-livered, Codfish – faint of heart
Grandpa is too lily-livered to wakeboard, the codfish.
Lass – Lady
Ah, lass are ye ready to cast yer line to catch the great white snook?
Lad – Man
Look out lad, thar be sharks in that water.
Thar – There
Thar be a dolphin orr’ yonder.
Yo-ho-ho – Laughter
Cackle Fruit – eggs
Yer grandma packed hard-boiled cackle fruit for lunch.
Nipperkin – Small cup
Hand me that nipperkin o’ juice please, I be thirsty.
Blimey – Oh My Goodness!
Blimey! I never saw a sunset so purdy!
Belay – To stop
Belay this vessel, thar be another ripe for plunder cross the lagoon.
Davey Jones’ Locker – The bottom of the sea
Yer dad dropped his fishing pole over board, now it be stuck in Davey Jones’ Locker.
No matter yer age, Talk like a pirate day is the best day to be rentin’ a boat at 321 Boat Club. Gather your group of scallywags and pack up yer grog and cackle fruit for an afternoon on the great open lagoon. Ye never know what’s to be seen on talk like a pirate day. Yo Ho Me Hearties! Yo Ho!