Ahoy There!

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.



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