Talk Like A Pirate Day!

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, September 19th. Come into the Weaving Dept. anytime from 10am - 4pm on Saturday, Talk Like A Pirate, and get a bit o' discount (10%) off your purchases. (Excludes Sale Items - Which are already 30-75% Off!) Savvy?!

Need to know how to talk like a pirate? No Problem!

First off, you need growl a lot and sort of yell your words with a scowl on your face. Say "Arrrrr!" every now and then and gesture a lot.

Always say "me" not "my". For example, you would say "This is me ship", not "This is my ship".

Here are some words and phrases you can use to participate on Talk Like a Pirate Day:

  • Ahoy! - Hello

  • Aye! - Yes

  • Booty - Treasure

  • Colors - Flag

  • Matey - Shipmate or friend

  • Hearties - Friends

  • Lass - Woman or girl

  • Avast! - Stop

  • Blimey! - Something to say when frustrated

  • Savvy? - Do you understand?

  • Shiver me timbers! - Something to say when you are surprised

  • Yo-ho-ho - Something to say when happy

  • Ye - Use this instead of "you"

  • Aft - The back of the ship

  • Bilge - Bottom of the ship

  • Fore - Front of the ship

  • Port - Left side of the ship

  • Starboard - Right side of the ship

  • Buccaneer - Another name for pirate


  • Lad - Young man

  • Scallywag - Someone you don't trust

  • Shanty - Song

  • Cutlass - Pirate's sword

  • Doubloons - Gold coins or money

  • Jolly Roger - The flag of a pirate ship

  • Hornswaggle - Cheat someone

  • Marooned - To get stuck on a desert island

  • Walk the plank - To be forced to walk off a plank of the ship into the ocean

  • Weigh Anchor - Get the ship ready to sail