Jump to content
  • Pinned
    Brian Klein
    Brian Klein

    Pirate Training 101.4

    If ye can't trust a pirate, ye damn well can't trust a merchant either. Since yer here and we can't get rid of you through traditional means; ye might want be learn'in the local language or be run through; As the Cap'n expects a certain understanding before dealing with the likes of you and Jack Ketch ain't got time for you.

    • No Prey, No Pay    
      • The ship’s crew received no wages; however they got a part of the loot or treasure
    • Old Salt    
      • Experienced pirate or sailor
    • Pieces of eight    
      • Spanish coins in pirate treasures
    • Pillage    
      • Rob, ransack or plunder
    • Piracy    
      • Robbery performed at sea, often to another ship
    • Plunder    
      • Take booty or burglarize
    • Poop deck    
      • (Not the toilet!) This is a part of the ship above the Captain’s headquarters at the farthest point back
    • Privateer    
      • Government-appointed pirates
    • Red Ensign    
      • British Flag
    • Rum    
      • Pirate's favorite alcoholic beverage
    • Run a Rig    
      • Play a joke or a trick on someone
    • Run a Shot Across the Bow    
      • Warning shot given to another boat's Captain
    • Sail, Ho!    
      • A warning that another ship is in view
    • Savvy?    
      • A question asking, “Do you get it?” or “Do you understand?”
    • Scallywag    
      • A kidding type of word that a superior pirate might call one of the rookie pirates
    • Scourge of the 7 Seas    
      • Pirate known as the worst kind
    • Scurvy Dog    
      • The pirate is calling you an insulting name
    • Scuttle    
      • Sink a ship
    • Seadog    
      • A veteran sailor or old pirate
    • Sea Legs    
      • When a sailor adjusts his balance from riding on a boat for a long time
    • Shark Bait    
      • This is what you become after you walk the plank
    • Shipshape    
      • The ship is managed and clean, everything is under control
    • Shiver Me Timbers!    
      • Something like, "Holy Cow!" a surprised or shocked expression
    • Sink Me!    
      • Another expression of surprise
    • Son of a Biscuit Eater    
      • A name or insult for someone you dislike
    • Splice the Mainbrace!    
      • Pass a round of drinks out to the crew
    • Spyglass    
      • Telescope
    • Squiffy    
      • Tipsy or intoxicated, shaky footing
    • Strike Colors    
      • Lower a ship’s flag to indicate surrender
    • Swab    
      • Mop or clean the ship’s deck and floorboards
    • Take a Caulk    
      • Take a nap
    • Tar    
      • Sailor, crew member
    • Thar She Blows!    
      • Whale sighting
    • Three Sheets to the Wind    
      • Very drunk, intoxicated
    • Walk the Plank    
      • Prisoner is ordered to walk off the board overlapping the ocean, which results in drowning and presumably a meet-up with Davy Jones Locker.
    • Weigh Anchor and Hoist the Mizzen!    
      • An order to the crew to pull up the anchor and get this ship sailing!
    • Wench    
      • A woman or peasant girl
    • Ye    
      • You
    • Yellow Jack    
      • When a ship flies a yellow flag, it indicates the presence of an ill crew member, such as yellow fever. But this was also a trick that smart pirates used to avoid becoming the target of another ship.
    • Yo Ho Ho!
      • A cheery expression to get someone’s attention.

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Guidelines, and Privacy Policy. You understand that We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..