Celebrate ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ in Style!

19th Sep 2014 / By Guest Contributor

Shiver me timbers! Today is ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day!’ Yes, it’s a real holiday. So put on your eye patch, change your Facebook language settings to pirate, and use the phrases below to embrace your inner pirate.

Hi! How are you doing?
Ahoy thar! How be ye doin’?

I’m doing fine, thanks!
I be fine, hearty thanks to ye!

I bought myself some fabulous new shoes! I can’t wait until they come in the mail!
I procured meself a pair o’ bonnie new boots. I can nah wait ’til they arrive by post!

OMG, who is that over there? He is cute…
Shiver me timbers! Who be that o’er thar? The lad be frightfully good looking.

Excuse me, where’s the restroom?
Ahoy! Whar be the head? I be needin’ to relieve me bladder.

Hey guys, want to go get something to eat?
Me hearties! What say ye to a parlay? I reckon I wants some grub.

Ugh, I’m stuck in traffic. I think I’ll be getting home late.
Arrrgh! I be marooned in traffic. I fancy I’ll be getting’ to port late.

Bye! See you later!
Fare thee well, ‘til we meet again!

But first, let me take a selfie…
Afore we move on, let me capture me own likeness…

And, of course, what pirate phrasebook would be complete without a healthy dose of insults? Flabbergast your foes with these scoundrel-worthy slurs:

Strike yer colors, ye scurvey-infested kraken!
Yer a yellow-bellied bilge swiller, and I’ll swab the deck with ye!
Walk the plank, ye sorry, scrappy sea bass!
Ye be a pox-faced, lily-livered galley slave, good for naught but shark bait!
A black spot upon thee, grog-snarfing blaggart!
Yer breath could kill a whale, ye barnacle-bottomed, mutinous rogue!
Prepare to meet Davy Jones’s Locker, ye cargo thieving rapscallion!

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