As a tribute to my Legacy of the King's pirates series, I thought I'd have some fun and put forth some pirate phrases for you to decipher. Pirates really did have their own sort of language. I'm sure if we ran across a real one now, we'd have a hard time understanding what he was saying. (unless he poked his cutlass our way and forced us onto the plank--I think I would understand his meaning there) Here's some common pirate phrases. Try and figure out what they mean and leave me a comment with your best effort. At the end of the week, the person with the most correct answers can choose from any one of my pirate books (The Redemption, The Reliance, or The Restitution) and I'll send you a free autographed copy. If you already have one, they make great gifts too!
"I'll watch ye dance the Tyburn hornpipe"
"Yet ye're aggrieved, being a poor-spirited, crossgrained cur."
"Had yer tongue pruned?"
"Here's paltry invention"
"Passion is an ill word to steer by."
"So, ho now, ye hear him, Cap'n, this paltry skipjack?"
So don't be shy and give it yer best shot, and we'll be seein' which way the winds be blowin' by the end o' the week.