So, ye want t' be like a pirate? Well, there are many parts to becoming one. Ye have to know th' lingo, the way they act, any many more details. If you follow all of me steps, ye could possibly become a pirate too!

First thing's first- You have to know the lingo. It's like english, but with much more apostrophes and cut off words. For example:
As you can see, "Ye" and "You" have the same meaning, but the Pirate language is more slang and requires less letters, but sounds different. Try it! "Ye" and "You".  Lets try another example:
In the example above, there are several differences. 
  1. More apostrophes are used in the pirate language, especially when writing "the", which translates to "th'"
  2. "Fer" and "For" are two different ways to spell "for", but they both mean the same thing. It just makes ye sound more pirate-y! =)
Now, I'm sure you're tired of examples, so I won't post anymore...for now. Want even more examples of translated words from pirate->english? Well here ye go! (Examples provided by Pirate Phrases)

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - stop 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 the man down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Cleave him to the brisket - to cut across the chest, from one shoulder to the lower abdomen
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
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
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
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. (I LOLed on this one)
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Yum - a pirate in pirate101's traditional beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you 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 "Oh my gosh!"
Splice the mainbrace! - give the crew some yum!
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting

That's all for now! Part 2 will be up in a couple of days! Yarr!
-Pirate Skyrider

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  1. T_T I don't think I'll understand speaking Pirate language. I'll stick with well... English. x)
    Though I'm good enough with understanding it and not thinking it's gibberish. (And that's all that matters :3)


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