Wednesday, 14 September 2016

How to Woof Like a Pirate

Avast ye Furends!  Shiver me timbers, this is Louis the Seadog getting ready fur International Talk Like a Pirate day.  

I've been looking up pirate talk and found some helpful phrases that I'd like to share wid you.
  • All hands hoay=Everyone get on the deck
  • Avast ye=Pay attention
  • Black spot=Death threat
  • Dance the hempen jig=To hang someone
  • Dungbie=Rear end
  • Hempen halter=The noose used to hang people
  • Hornswaggle=To cheat
  • Shiver me timbers=An expression used to show shock or disbelief
  • Abaft=Back area of the boat
  • Binnacle=Where the compass is kept on board the ship
  • Cackle fruit=Chicken eggs
  • Coaming=A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship
  • Duffle=A sailor's belongings
  • Head=Toilet on board the ship
  • Holystone=Sandstone that was used to scrub the ships
  • Jacob's Ladder=Rope ladder that was used to climb aboard ships
  • Monkey=Small cannon
  • Monkey jacket=Short jacket worn by some of those aboard the ship
  • Orlop=Deck where cables are stored away
  • Poop deck=Deck that is the highest and farthest back
  • Cockswain=The helmsman
  • Flibustier=Pirates of the Golden Age
  • Freebooter=Refers to an actual pirate
  • Landlubber=A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea
  • Powder monkey=A gunner's assistant
  • Black jack=Large drinking cups
  • Davy Jones' Locker=Refers to death
  • Ahoy=Hello
  • Ahoy, matey=Hello, friend
  • Batten down the hatches=A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm
  • Blimey!=Something said when one is in a state of surprise
  • Blow the man down=A command which means to kill somebody
  • Booty=Treasure
  • Buccaneer=Name for a pirate
  • Crow's nest=The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built
  • Cutlass=Type of sword used by the pirates
  • Feed the fish=Meaning that an individual or group of individuals will soon die
  • Heave ho=Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing
  • Jolly Roger=The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it
  • Man-O-War=The name used for a pirate ship that is all set and ready to go to war
  • Old salt=A sailor that has a great deal of experience on the seas
  • Privateer=Pirates who are sponsored by the government
  • Scallywag=A name that is used as an insult to someone
  • Scuttle=To sink a ship
  • Seadog=An old sailor or pirate
  • Shark bait=Going to die soon
  • Thar she blows!=An expression used when a whale is spotted from the ship
  • Son of a biscuit eater=An insult
  • Three sheets to the wind=Someone who is quite drunk
  • Walk the plank=A punishment which entails someone who walks over the side of the ship off of the plank. Their hands are often tied so that they cannot swim and they drowned.
  • Yo Ho Ho=There is often used to express some sort of cheer but also can be used to call attention to the speaker.

There is something about pirates that suits me. Maybe it's the fact that they are so free, sailing all over the ocean. In real life I don't get to go very far at all, except when I went to Scotland fur the pawlympics and the time travelling I have done. Mostly I just hang around wid the landlubber kitty that I live wid.

Butt (Dungbie) I am not complaining. I rruff my home and even if I had all the freedom of a pirate I would still want to stay wid my furever family.  

Until next time,
Louis Dog Armstrong
Louis the Blogging Dog
Seadog Louis


  1. Ooophs...I finks i might haf misunderstood what a 'Poop Deck' was for!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Hari OM
    good researching there Louis! It is good to have a stable home though... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty

  3. Thanks for the tips! I'll be using an English to Pirate Language translator. I'm serious, that's a thing!

  4. Thank you.....this helps me a lot with my everyday language too... :)


  5. You are well prepared matey
    Lily & Edward

  6. Wow, that must be the entire pirate vocabulary!
    Elliot and Cricket x

  7. Wow, that is a good collection of phrases!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. You are really preparing for pirate day. We think you will make a terrific and realistic pirate, but we're glad you don't want to leave home.

  9. Thanks for the Pirate Lesson, Louis!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Hi Louis!! How in the world did we not know you???? You are such a cutie and what a great Pirate lesson! So nice to meet you! Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen


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