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Piratemania

THE HOME OF THE GEOCACHING PIRATES

   Fifteen men on a Dead Man's Chest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Brush up on your “Pirate Talk” with these helpful pirate phrases. Before you come aboard Piratemania 12 it might be fun to learn some pirate vocabulary words that will make it even more fun to enjoy your time spent at Piratemania 12.

Ahoy = Hello   All hands hoay = Everyone on the deck

Avast ye! = Stop you pay attention!  Batten down the hatches = A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm

Black jack = A pirate flag; a large tankard

Black spot = A death threat (found in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson)

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

Dance the hempen jig = To be hanged

Davy Jones' Locker = Mythological place at the bottom of the sea

Dead men tell no tales = The reason given for leaving no survivors

Feed the fish = If you lose a sea fight your body will feed the fish

Give no quarter = Show no mercy; pirates raised a red flag to threaten no quarter

Heave ho = Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing

Hempen halter = The noose used to hang people

Hornswaggle = To cheat, swindle

Jolly Roger = The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it

Landlubber = A person who is uncomfortable, or not incredibly skilled, at sea

Man-O-War = The name used for a pirate ship that is heavily armed

Pieces of eight = Spanish coins

Poop deck = Deck that is the highest and farthest back

Privateer = A sailor sponsored by the government

Scuttle = To sink a ship

Seadog = An old sailor or pirate

Shiver me timbers! = An expression used to show shock or disbelief

Walk the plank = A punishment

Yo ho ho = A chant when doing strenuous work