Yes, Matey! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day...
We at SpinSheet have friends who like pirates, act like pirates, or ARE pirates. Some are tall ship types such as Pride of Baltimore crew, some like long races such as the Great Chesapeake Schooner Race, still others like becoming pirates on weekends, such as our Rock Hall friends at Pirates and Wenches Weekend.
If you're a sailor, we're guessing you either love or hate Talk Like A Pirate Day. Either way, it's here to stay. Might as well join the fun! Before you start throwing around your "arrrghs" and your "avasts," definitely make sure you know what you're doing. Here's a helpful PSA to make sure you don't look like a total scalliwag...
Fun Pirate Terms and Phrases
Ahoy! - Hello!
Batten Down the Hatches - Prepare for a storm
Crow's Nest - Lookout stand aboard a ship
Dead men tell no tales - Leave no survivors
Flibustier - Pirates of ye Golden Age
Heave ho - Give it some strengh!
Jolly Roger - Iconic pirate flag with ye skull and crossbones
Landlubber - Not skilled at sea
Man-o-war - Ye pirate ship ready for battle
Old salt - An experienced sailor
Scuttlebutt - Drinking water or gossip
Three sheets to the wind - A we bit too much rum!
Walk the plank - Punishment to "feed the fish"
Yo ho ho - Expression to call attention to ye caption
Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!