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How to Speak Pirate

A Treasure Chest of Seafaring Slang

by (author) Geordie Telfer

Arctic Raven Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2008
Word Lists, Speech, Parodies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2008
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Avast ye scurvy dogs! Ever wondered what all that pirate slang means? Learn to speak like the saltiest rogue that ever sailed the seven seas using this handy dictionary:

• Find the perfect pirate name

• Learn the intricacies of seafaring grammar

• Try out dating tips for the buccaneering set

• Learn to curse like a sailor—a 17th century one!

• Discover techniques for developing useful phrases, such as “There be itches in me britches!”

• Give instructions the nautical way; guaranteed to make sure “X” marks the spot

• Order a restaurant meal in pirate speak

• Learn the many ways of asking your mateys to go for a drink—a “modest quencher”

• Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day on September 19 with your newfound lingo!

About the author

Contributor Notes

Geordie Telfer is a writer, actor and artist. As a child, he practiced flying by leaping onto a beanbag chair, and his dream job was to become Batman. Unfortunately, neither ambition turned out, but his passion for adventure remains. Geordie has been an assistant director, a freelance set carpenter and a web and television writer. He worked extensively on, the first TV show and website in American Sign Language, and has written several nature documentaries.

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