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Talk Like a Pirate in West Warwick, Rhode Island!

man dressed as a pirate

On September 19th you may hear some unusual words — words like blimey, ahoy, swab, and shiver me timbers — because International Talk Like a Pirate Day is headed to our shores. Get a jump on the day, with help from our post! To help you get in on the fun, the Greenwich Place Blog has pulled together some piratical resources so you can speak like a piratical pro.  

Talk Like a Pirate

Talking like a pirate can be as simple as adding a lot of arrrrrs to your conversation, throwing in words like yoho, booty, yardarm, and aye, and using phrases such as keel haul, fire in the hole, hempen halter, and splice the main brace to your speech as you are out and about in West Warwick today. If you need definitions of these words or phrases, or if  you simply want more fodder for your conversation, check out this Pirate Glossary.  

Pirate-Themed Movies

In addition to talking like a pirate, we’ve got some movie suggestions to help you celebrate. In fact, you could watch a pirate-themed movie every weekend this month just for fun. Invite some friend from our apartment community over for a pirate-y movie marathon soon.

Blackbeard’s Ghost

A fun pirate movie lightly pulling in the famous pirate Blackbeard is Disney’s Blackbeard’s Ghost. The movie, a comedy that came out in 1968, pits Peter Ustinov as the famous pirate’s ghost that returns to the twenty-first century. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife, who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to “break” the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. The question is, can the famous pirate able to do something good?

Pirates of Penzance

If you are looking for a good movie simply to get into a pirate-speaking-frame of mind, may we suggest The Pirates of Penzance? This movie, originally a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (which is still regularly performed), is a delightful parody romping through pirate lore. A telling line from the movie sums up the role of pirates quite nicely. It’s captured in this clip from the movie.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride, while not exclusively about pirates, does make reference to The Dread Pirate Roberts. It is a wonderfully crafted tale, and as the grandfather says, it has “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, True Love, miracles....” — everything for a quintessential tale of adventure!

If simply talking like a pirate for the day isn’t enough, check out this list billed as the  “Complete List of Every Pirate Movie Ever Made” and choose one to watch tonight.

We hope you have a great time talking like a pirate while you’re out and about in West Warwick on the 19th. Check out this article to learn more about Legends of Eastern Shore Pirates, including ones who operated in Rhode Island. Thanks for taking time to read our post today, me matey!