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Top Ten Phrases to Use on Talk Like A Pirate Day

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day is everyone’s chance to dress up and, well, talk like a pirate. What better way to celebrate the day than highlighting Australia’s first female pirate? Every 19th of September.

In 1806, Charlotte Badger became Australia’s first female pirate. While being transported to Van Diemen’s Land aboard the convict ship Venus she convinced the crew to mutiny when the captain stepped ashore at Port Dalrymple (George Town, Tasmania). Charlotte then captained the ship on her mutinous journey.

Learn more about Charlotte Badger here

And here is the official pirate speech Charlotte Badger gave to the crew*:

“Ahoy, me hearties, listen in. Raise a pannikin of Tasmanian Pinot Noir and join my Quiet Mutiny. Shiver me timbers, the Captain is three sheets to the wind with the landlubbers, now is the time to take fortitude and force mutiny. Avast Ye! If you are not on course, you can walk the plank in to the briney deep, else away in the tender. Hoist the Jolly Roger, loose the sails, weigh anchor and away! Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!”

To celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day, use these top ten phrases to impress your crew:
10 - Walk the Plank - When someone is forcibly ordered to walk off a wooden board in to the sea
9 - Savvy? - a question that means, “Do you understand?” (not shorthand for Sauvignon Blanc, that is Savvy Bee)
8 - Cackle fruit - hen's eggs
7 - Shiver Me Timbers - An exclamation of surprise
6 - Avast Ye - A command meaning pay attention or listen
5 - Landlubber - A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea
4 - Briney deep - the ocean
3 - Three sheets to the wind - Someone who is quite drunk
2 - Ahoy, Me Hearties - Hello, my friends, crew members
1 - Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - Pirate catch phrase of grumbling or disgust

* Not actual speech