So, You Want to Talk like a Pirate....
The real terms – not those cheesy one-lines from the children’s books or films. You may be here because you want to know what a real sea rover spoke like in the mid-18th century.
Well, thanks to my (not so) healthy fascination in the counter-culture that took the Caribbean by storm during the Spanish War, I have just the list. This was the golden age, where the banishment of sovereign authority was at its all-time high in the colonies. In some legends, we see piracy as a resistance, that under certain leadership, favored no race or social class, just how well you can handle a sword and the sea. If that sort of lifestyle doesn’t peak your appetite for literary adventure, then why not start with how they spoke?
In honor of International #TalkLikeAPirateDay, here’s a list of some of my favorite pirate terms to coin during your next conversation:
Now you can speak like a legitimate sea dog from the 18th century. Go forth and conquer, fellow freebooters!
the romantic rover.