Learn your Pirate Lingo
or walk the plank you Landlubber …
Here are some pirate lingo that you could be learning right now!
Mizzen – third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
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 you understand and do you agree?
Scurvy dog – the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult
Scuttle – to sink a ship
Shark bait – will soon join Davy Jones’ Locker
Shiver me timbers! – comparable to “Holy Crap!”
Son of a Biscuit Eater – insult directed towards someone you don’t like
Thar she blows! – Whale sighting
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! – pull up the anchor and the sail and let’s get going