A toast to piracy and its many shiny rewards!
To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, we have compiled a listing of phrases for use at home and the office so that you don’t spend the whole day saying, “ARRGGH”
Avast ye, swabbies! – A charming way to say hello to your coworkers.
Drink up, me hearties! – A perfect way to encourage your children (or those who act like children) to drink their milk.
We be off the map! Here be monsters! – An excellent response to a preposterous idea in a meeting or, more literally, if you lose cellphone coverage and have no idea where you are.
Belay that order – An ideal response if someone is encouraging a bad idea.
Batten down the hatches – What to say as you exit your car or house and want someone to lock the door. Or a non-confrontational way to tell someone that their zipper is down.
Pieces of Eight – Baffle the cashier at your local deli or grocery store with this one.
Heave Ho – Give the rubbish a heave-ho, there, me matey!
Landlubber – Be sure to call all non-piratical people, land lubbers. They really seem to like that.
Step Smartly, Mates – Telling in folks to hurry and finish a task. Perfect for the end of the day as you head off for a bit of grog.
Add any of your own ideas here at the bottom to help out our newly piratical friends.
Our crew is in the spirit of the day – enjoy their high seas hijinks.