National Talk like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, Matey! Ye be warned that today is National Talk like a Pirate Day!

What better way to celebrate than with a pirate-themed backyard pool?

HGTV’s My Yard Goes Disney featured a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed backyard remodel in 2011.

This backyard makeover included water-shooting cannons, a splash lagoon, play area and a pirate ship - That’s every buccaneer’s dream!

Is the pirate’s life for you?

Learn some popular pirate words to impress your friends today!

Pirate Lingo:

  • Ahoy, matey - Hello, friend
  • Booty - Treasure
  • Buccaneer - Name for a pirate
  • Cutlass - Type of sword used by the pirates
  • Freebooter - Refers to an actual pirate
  • Heave ho - Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing
  • Monkey - Small cannon
  • Scuttle - To sink a ship
  • Shiver me timbers - An expression used to show shock or disbelief
  • Yo Ho Ho - There is often used to express some sort of cheer but also can be used to call attention to the speaker.