Talk Like a Pirate Day occurs every year on 19 September. JCU Library in Cairns and Townsville has copies of Treasure Island, for anyone who wants to check out one of the most well known pirate adventure novels of all time.
Here is some piratical lingo to slip into general conversation:
Ahoy! - An energetic greeting to yer fellow mate...like hello
Arrr! - Interjection to show excitement
Booty - A pirates treasure
Davy Jones' Locker - A final restin place at the bottom o' the sea for drowned pirates
Feed the fishes - The dearly or not so dearly departed...thrown overboard
Landlubber - Anyone tis awkward or unfamiliar with life aboard a ship...a clumsy sailor...a land lover
Matey or Me hearty - A piratical reference towards a shipmate or a friend
Savvy...? - A piratical term meaning...Do ye get what I'm saying matey...or are you familiar with?
Scurvy dog! - A scoundrel...an' a general insult upon a shipmate
Walk the plank - A walk beyond the end of a ships plank to drown at sea visit Davey Jones' locker!
Wench - A piratical way to address a familiar lady...careful with this one mates!
Yo-ho-ho - Why...pirate laughter o'course...an' a general merry expression.