The Way Of The Pirates
History of Piracy
Pirate Lingo, Phrases
- A pirate greeting, or a shout to attract an attention. Something like "Hello!" or "Yo!".
Arrr, Arrgh, Yarr, Gar
- A common pirate terms, which are used in different situations.
- An order to stop and pay attention.
- Conformation, taking order from the captain.
- Usually means to tie something down but pirates used it to prevent someone to do something.
– The treasures and other values plundered from the victim ships.
- A friend.
- A graveyard for people killed or drowned at the sea.
Dead men tell no tales
- Means that a dead man cannot reveal any secret or fact. It was the reason why the pirates didn't like to spare any survivors.
I'll Crush Ye Barnacles
- A common pirate's treat.
- The well-known pirate flags, usually represented with symbols of a skull and the crossbones. The most recognized symbol of the pirates.
- A younger person.
Letters of Marquee
- A document issued by a government, which allowed the privateers and the buccaneers to legally attack the ships and the colonies of an enemy nation.
- To leave prisoners on island or desert coast.
- A companion, a close friend.
- A ship captured by pirates.
- "Do you understand?"
- A pirate, a pirate ship.
Shiver me timbers
- idiom for surprise, shock. Usually used when a ship is hit in combat.
- To do something quickly.
- Another term for the trade of piracy.
Walk the plank
- When someone is forced to walk on a plank, with hands tied behind. Plank is extended over the side of a ship, and victim is usually forced to jump to water and drown. Shown today as main pirates' amusement, although only a few real pirates practiced that.
- "let's go", "get ready to sail on".
- Salutation, expression of delight.