Ahoy there me hearties, get ready to walk the plank! Did you know that it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow (Thursday 19th September)? Don’t believe me 🙂 Then have a look here.
Surely you’ve got a pirate hat, eye patch, stuffed parrot and cutlass buried somewhere in your dress up box. I know I have.
Here’s a few tips I got from a “talk like a pirate” website. Start practising now ready for tomorrow:
How to talk like a pirate
- Start right away by dropping your “g’s” – as in sailin’ or drinkin’.
- Also avoid any pronunciation of “r’s” so that “ever” becomes “e’er”, and “never” becomes “ne’er”.
- If all else fails, begin every other sentence with a scowl and a hearty… “aarrgh.”
Pirate Lingo The Short Course
Ahoy! – “Yo!”
Avast! – “Check it out!”
Aye! – “Yes.”
Arrr! – “That’s right!” (often confused with arrrgh…)
Arrrgh! – “I’m VERY miffed.”
Finish off with a verse or two of “What shall we do with the drunken sailor?” and read a couple of pirate related picture books.
Here’s a couple of stories you might like:
Tough Boris by Mem Fox
The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate by Joy Cowley
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy
Missing Treasure! by Giles Andreae
So, will you be dressing up tomorrow and talking like a pirate? Feel free to share your pirate adventures.