Talk like a pirate

In the spirit of Pirates Week, we have curated a list of pirate sayings to share. So, should you get stopped by a  buccaneer, you can hopefully converse in such a way that he will allow you to pass without incident.

‘Ahoy!’ – ‘Hello!’
‘Avast!’ – ‘Whoa! Get a load of that!’
‘Bilge rat’ – A horrible insult
‘Blow me down!’ – ‘My goodness!’
‘Grog’ – Any alcoholic drink
‘Hornswaggle’ – To defraud another
‘Smartly!’ – Do something quickly
‘Savvy?’ – Do you understand or agree?
‘Three sheets to the wind’ – Absolutely barnacled (hammered)