Jen / Qua (quabazaa) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Talk like a.. pirate?

Ok this might seem like a joke but I've been wondering this for a while now. Especially as the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean 3 approaches *grin* Do any of the languages you know have a pirate vocabulary? I mean in English I imagine it has been augmented by films and recent popular coinages - like "walk the plank"! But many cultures have had long shipping/pirate histories. I realise most languages will have naval words, but what about more slangy or crass piratey words? My Argentine boyfriend claims he knows nothing about a Spanish equivalent but I find this difficult to believe?

So do any traditional pirate type phrases exist in your languages?? Especially amusing ones?? :)

(Btw I found this page with MP3s of Mandarin, German and Swedish down the bottom, and this German page tho I don't know any of these languages well enough to judge how they translate)
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