Ahoy there! It’s ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’ so we thought we’d give the OJO crew a little language lesson. After all, every day’s a school day!
Do you want to impress your friends? Or try to fit in on the off chance you find yourself on a pirate ship? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – we’d hate to see you have to walk the plank.
To celebrate this prestigious day, we’ve put together a list of phrases (and their definitions) that will have you speaking like a pirate in no time.
How to talk like a pirate
Arrrr: A general exclamation or a response meaning ‘yes’
Avast Ye: Listen up
Batten Down the Hatches: A storm is on its way so tie everything down
Booty: Anything that’s been stolen from somebody else
Bounty: The reward for capturing a vigilante
Briny Deep: The ocean
Davy Jones’ Locker: A graveyard at the bottom of the ocean
Dead Men Tell No Tales: A threat to kill somebody
Fire in the Hole: A cannon is going to be fired
Landlubber: Someone that can’t sail
Loot: Stolen goods
Matey: A good friend
Me Hearties: My friends
Scallywag: An inexperienced pirate
Scurvy: A disease or a derogatory term
Seadog: A veteran sailor
Shanty: A song
Siver Me Timbers: An expression of surprise or disbelief
Thar She Blows: Said when a whale has been spotted
Three Sheets to the Wind: Somebody that is very drunk
Walk the Plank: When someone is forced to walk into the sea to drown
Yo Ho Ho: A cheerful expression
Why not take a spin on Pirates Run?
You must be fluent in speaking like a pirate by now! So, why not put your new skills to the test and hop aboard the Pirates Run ship? This exclusive pirate-themed game hasn’t been out too long but it’s already making a splash on the high seas.
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Keep an eye out for the pirate wild, which substitutes for other symbols on a payline. If she’s involved in a win, she’ll expand to cover the entire reels. Plus, if you fill the entire reel with the same type of fruit, you’ll bag a multiplier up to x5.
So, if that sounds like your kind of thing, join us for a pirate adventure! Or try one of our other pirate-themed slots, like Treasure Island, Pirates Plenty or Rage of the Seas. Have fun!