How to Talk Like a Pirate

So next time your ship-mate is feeling blue - or you run into a moody octopus - tell them a joke to stop them 'hanging the jib'.

Try calling a 'parley' when you and your crew really need to get over a disagreement peacefully and sail on.

'Running a rig' on a ship is a great way to keep spirits high, but maybe don't prank the captain or you may be heading for the plank!

Everyone loves a good 'scuttlebutt' now and then but remember, on a pirate ship the walls may have 'buccan-ears'.

Fact: In heavy seas, ships would be lifted up and pounded down so hard as to "shiver" the timbers, Which would startle the sailors.

That's it then! Now you can 'hornswoggle' your way through a pirate conversation with these top phrases. Avast me hearty, and good luck out on the high seas!

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