Ahoy again there maties ! Knowing nautical and pirate terms is not enough to make ye scurvey dogs and scallywags talk like a stereotyped pirate, so here is an expression glossary.
Ahoy : An interjection used to hail a ship or a person or to attract attention.
Arr!: An exclamation.
Avast: A command meaning stop or desist.
Aye (or ay) : An affirmation.
Bilge rat: A pirate insult.
Blimey!: An exclamation of surprise.
Bucko: A familiar term meaning friend.
Dead men tell no tales: Standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors.
Hearties: A term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.
Heave to: An interjection meaning to come to a halt.
Ho: Used to express surprise or joy, to attract attention to something sighted, or to urge onward as in Land ho! or Westward ho!
Matey: A piratical way to address someone in a cheerful, if not necessarily friendly, fashion.
Rope’s end: Another term for flogging. ie: "Ye'll meet the rope's end for that, me bucko!"
Sail ho!: An exclamation meaning another ship is in view.
Scallywag: A villainous / mischievous person.
Scurvy : Mean and contemptible; a derogatory adjective suitable for use in a loud voice, as in "Ye scurvy dogs!"
Shiver me timbers! : An expression of surprise or strong emotion.
Sink me! : An expression of surprise.
Smartly : Quickly. "Smartly there, men!" = "Hurry up!"
Splice the main brace : To have a drink or perhaps several drinks.
Swab : A disrespectful term for a seaman. ie: "Man that gun, ye cowardly swabs!".
Yo-ho-ho: An exclamation associated with pirates.
Enjoy this glossary and like always please feel free to contribute to it.