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    Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Here is a guide on how to be like a pirate, talk and all! This guide was fun to make to a lot or research! Have fun with it! if you see anything that needs to be fixed to tell me!


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    Basic words/prhases and meanings:


    A
    Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
    Ahoy! - Hello!
    Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
    Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
    All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
    All me duty to ye - all my respect to you
    Avast ye - stop and check this out or pay attention
    Aye - yes


    B
    Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
    Be that ye - is that you?
    Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
    Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Cow!"
    Blow the man down - command to attack someone
    Booty - treasure
    Bounty - a reward for a wanted one
    Buccaneer - a pirate
    Bucko - a buccaneer


    C
    Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
    Clipper - fast moving ship
    Chain shot - two cannon balls in a cannon together
    Chase guns - the roomon the ships with the cannons, used in persuit
    Cog - a war ship
    Come about - turn the ship all the way around in the wind, genrally used when there is wind
    Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
    Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
    Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates


    D
    Dance the hempen jig - to hangout
    Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
    Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
    Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
    Draft - the depth of the vesle below the water line


    E
    Estuary - the opening of a tidle wave


    F
    Fathom - a unit equal to six feet
    Feed the fish - will soon die
    Fiddlers green - a pirates heaven
    Fire ship - a ship set with blackpowder and tar then set on fire
    Flogging - the act of attacking some one like a pirate


    G
    Gally - low flat vesle
    Gangplank - a board or ramp used to move from one ship to another
    Gibbit (cage) - a trap which pirate who are caught are throwen in
    Grub - food
    Gun - a cannon not to be confused with a gun or a musket


    H
    Hands - the crew
    Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
    Hang the jib - to frown, or have a sadexpression
    Head - the pirate ship's toilet
    Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
    Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
    Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings, or to cheat in genral
    How are ye called - what is your name
    How is it with ye - how are you


    I
    In irons - sailing when the boat lacks sufficient speed


    J
    Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
    Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field


    K
    Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to
    side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
    Killick - small anchor


    L
    Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
    Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
    Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
    Look out - a person posted to keep watch on the horizon for other ships or signs of land
    Long clothes - a style of pirate clothing


    M
    Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
    Maroon - to abandon a prisonor or crew member
    Matey - a way of adressing someone in a cheerful way
    Measure for ye chains - get fitted for the cage
    Me - my
    Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
    Mutiny - to rise against athority


    N
    No prey, no pay - common pirate law


    O
    Old Salt - an experienced sailor


    P
    Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
    Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
    Piracy - robbery committed at sea
    Plunder - To rob, to carry off goods or possessions by force.
    Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters.
    This is not the bathroom.
    Port - a sea port
    Privateer - government-sponsored pirates


    Q
    Quartarmaster - liaison between the crew and the captain who leads attacks against other


    R
    Red ensign - british flag or enemy flag
    Ropes end - another way to say get ready for the cage
    Run a rig - play a trick
    Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain


    S
    Sail ho - to exclaim there is another ship in sight
    Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?
    Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
    Scrounge of thee seven seas - a pirate that is well know or feared every where (Black Beard)
    Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult
    Scuttle - to sink a ship
    Seadog - old pirate or sailor
    Sea legs - the ability toadjust the balance of a ship at sea
    Six pounders - cannon ball
    Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
    Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
    Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Cow!"
    Speak to me about ye self - tell me about your self
    Splice the mainbrace! - give the crew a drink!
    Spy glass - telescope
    Swab - to clean the boat
    Swashbucklin - fighting at sea
    Swing the lead - a way to measure the depth of the water


    T
    Take a caulk - to take a nap
    Thank ye - thank you
    Thar she blows! - Whale sighting, also pirate for "Whoop there it is!"


    U
    Up wind - into the wind


    V
    Voyage - traveling


    W
    Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
    What might ye call ye self - what do you call your self
    Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going


    X
    X marks the spot - a common phrase where pirates buried treausre (pirates rarely did that)


    Y
    Ye - you
    Ye welcome - your welcome
    Yellow jack - a yellow flag to show there is illness
    Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
    Yum - traditional pirate drink


    Z
    Zebec - a small Mediterranean sailing vessel with three masts and square sails


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    How to dress like a pirate:


    For ye lad:
    1
    Get an oversized tri-corner hat a la Captain Jack Sparrow, worn over a long scarlet sash tied around the forehead. Or sport a skull embellished do-rag around your head.


    2
    Find a long sleeved shirt in white or black that laces up at the neck. Make sure it also has a nice ruffled neck and sleeves.


    3
    Fasten a wide belt around your waist with an appropriately large buckle. A wide sash tied around the waist works as well.


    4
    Pair your ruffled shirt and belt with a pair of black or black striped pants. Either straight legged or baggy will work, as long as you can tuck them into your boots.


    5
    Complete your ensemble with a pair of black or dark brown leather knee-high boots with a top that folds over.


    6
    Top it all off with a long weatherworn dark leather coat, or simply relish in the fabulous pirate look you have created sans coat.


    For ye las:
    1
    Follow the general guidelines above for shirt, hat and boots. Shirts, however, should have even more ruffles, hats should have lace and bows to distinguish them from the men's, of course, and boots should be taller and perhaps even lace up.


    2
    Strap a lace up corset on over your shirt. Fabric works, although leather is better for the true pirate lass.


    3
    Find a long gypsy inspired skirt with an asymmetrical jagged hem line or a short flouncy skirt with a leather overlay. Real women wear pants as well, though. After all, it is more difficult to plunder or scrub the deck in a skirt.


    4
    Tie a lacy scarf around your neck or use a simple piece of leather as a choker.


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    Pirate flag meanings:


    Foxtrot:
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    This flag shows the ship is disabled and needs some one to communicate with it.

    Hotel:
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    This flag lets others know there is a pilot on board.

    Juliet:
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    This ship is on fire and has dangerous cargo - stay clear of it.

    Kilo:
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    The ship with this flag wants to communicate with you

    Lima:
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    This flag shows that you should stop immediately.

    Mike:
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    This flag means the ship is stopped and will not move for a while.

    November:
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    When having a conversation with flags this means no.

    Oscar:
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    This flag means, help man over board!

    Storm:
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    One of these flags means there is a storm, two of them means there is a hurricane.

    Uniform:
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    Means careful you are running into danger.

    For more go to: Pirate101 nautical flags


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    Pirate myths:


    Pirates dont really talk like this:
    This is thanks to decades of cartoons and movies where everyone playing a pirate was legally obligated to litter their speech with "arrs" and the like while assuming the intonation of a rowdy drunken Englishman. Unless your name is Johnny Depp, that is; then you're obligated to assume the intonation of Johnny Depp in every Johnny Depp movie ever. (I still love the movies though!)
    Obviously, we know the "pirate accent" we hear in these shows and films is exaggerated, just like they would exaggerate a French or Mexican accent, but it must be based on something real.
    Phrases like "shiver my timbers" and traditional pirate songs like "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest" were made up by Robert Louis Stevenson for his novel Treasure Island, published in 1883 -- over 150 years after the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. We might as well tell you right now that 90 percent of all pirate tropes come from the same book: One legged pirates, squawking parrots, drunken mutinies ... all that stuff can be traced back to Treasure Island.


    Pirates wearing eye patches:
    The eye patch the single most recognizable feature of a pirate -- when putting together a Halloween costume, it can make the difference between "bad boy sea warrior" and "jerk in a puffy shirt." In every pirate movie there's always at least one crew member who wears an eye patch, usually due to some hideous disfigurement. Like the guy with the wooden eyeball in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. (he is one of my favorites!) With all those peg legs, hook hands and eye patches, it's like these movies are trying to tell us that pirates, more so than any other group of people in history, were remarkably good at misplacing body parts. At other times they were simply born without them -- like One-Eyed Willie from The Goonies, who didn't even have an eye socket under that patch.Actually, it looks like the only reason pirates wore eye patches was to keep one eye adjusted to darkness while boarding another ship. That's right: If this theory is correct, they only wore the patch before and during a raid.






    Note: not dising any of them, just thought I would share them!


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    If you think any thing needs to be added, please do share!
    Enjoy!!!!!


    -B.D.E.
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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Was it good? any suggestions?



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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Haha okay im adding a new section, pirate flag meanings, it will include pictures



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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    that's gonna be difficult..... gonna take a week or months to take all the picture of flags and delete and create char over and over again...



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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Quote Originally Posted by benvn456 View Post
    that's gonna be difficult..... gonna take a week or months to take all the picture of flags and delete and create char over and over again...
    Nah ill be able to do it pretty fast, it will probably includes some from real pirates and some from pirate101..



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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brave Dugan Everhart View Post
    Nah ill be able to do it pretty fast, it will probably includes some from real pirates and some from pirate101..
    dude if my calculation is right should be over a thousands of flag you can make ( well mental math not calculation )



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    Re: Guide: How to be a pirate, words and all!

    Quote Originally Posted by benvn456 View Post
    dude if my calculation is right should be over a thousands of flag you can make ( well mental math not calculation )
    No lol like the backgrounds on the flag like the triangle and checkers and stuff



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    Added some flags.. only lets you attach 10 images :



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    any ideas on something should add?



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