Shiver Me Timbers!

Avast me hearties! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day. 

Drink your grog smartly me beauties!

Fer all ye lubbers out thar, here be some helpful pirate talkin’ tips:

Double up on all your adjectives and you’ll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of “a big ship”, they call it a “great, grand ship!” They never say never, they say “No nay ne’er!”

Drop all your “g”‘s when you speak and you’ll get words like “rowin'”, “sailin'” and “fightin'”. Dropping all of your “v”‘s will get you words like “ne’er”, “e’er” and “o’er”.

Instead of saying “I am”, sailors say, “I be”. Instead of saying “You are”, sailors say, “You be”. Instead of saying, “They are”, sailors say, “They be”. Ne’er speak in anythin’ but the present tense!

Me matie located a righteously grand device fer findin’ yer Pirate name.  Twas neccessary t’ run me name up t’ mast twice t’ see if t’would find me many personas.

Cap’n Juliana Pegleg (aka Filthy Xena Hornigold)

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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