Foxy, You Are A Pirate! [10 Minute Version]
1.0) Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
1.1) Describe Captain Jack Sparrow.
1.2) Describe Captain Hector Barbossa.
1.3) Describe Joshamee Gibbs.
1.4) Describe Will Turner.
1.5) Describe Elizabeth Swann.
1.6) Where is the Caribbean?
1.7) What does a pirate do and why?
1.8) When did pirates of this movie series exist?
1.9) What is the connection between the Disneyland attraction and this film?
2.0) Weapons and Dress
2.1) What is the particular name of the pirate pistol?
2.2) What is the biggest drawback for this sort of pistol?
2.2) What is the particular name of the pirate sword?
2.3) What are some advantages of this sort of sword?
2.4) What sort of hat did the pirates wear?
3.1) Describe the “Jolly Roger” myth.
3.2) Describe had “rowdy crews” myth.
3.3) Describe the “hook and peg leg” myth.
3.4) Describe the “maroon crew members” myth.
3.5) Describe the “pirate’s code” myth.
4.0) Talk like a pirate
4.1) Say the following vowels in a gruff pirate manner:
a, e, i, o, u
4.2) Why did pirates talk in a gruff manner?
4.3) Do the following dialogue with a fellow student:
4.4) What does the above dialogue mean?
4.5) Make your own pirate sentence using the pirate dictionary below:
Pirate Vocabulary and Phrases
Affidavit – sworn oath to be truth, aka Affy Davey
Arrr – yes, I agree, hmmm
Articles – legal binding agreement, list of rules
Aye – yes (aye aye = yes sir)
Bar Silver – silver bars, usually weighing several pounds each
Barbecue – ship’s cook
Batten Down the Hatches – tie down the hatches, shut your mouth
Bearings – location, to find where you are
Bite the Bullet – be brave
Black Spot – summons to a meeting, usually deadly
Blaggards – aka blackguards, a scoundrel or jerk
Blighter – a bad, gross person
Blockhouse – wooden fort with holes to shoot from
Bloody – damned or very good
Buccaneer – pirate
Bungling – messing up, making mistakes
By Thunder – also By the Powers, swearing by something, usually God
Chart – map
Cry Havoc – from Shakespeare, meaning to start a war
Cutlass – short sword with a slightly curved blade
Davy Jones Locker – bottom of the sea, death, Jones is evil spirit that preys upon sailors
Dog – bad man
Dog Watch – late afternoon or early evening work shift
Doubloon – Spanish gold coin
Execution Dock – where the gallows are located in a sea port
French Leave – sneak off and abandon your shipmates, cowardly
Gallows – framework with a rope noose to hang criminals
Gig – small rowboat used to go back and forth from ship to dock or shore
Guinea – English gold coin
Gunner – sailor who fires the cannons
Hand – to tie sails to the yardarms
Hands – sailors
Have the Wind of – to be in a better position than another person
Heave – pull
Honest Air – sweet, pure air or not swampy
Irons – handcuffs and shackles
Jolly Roger – pirate flag, usually has a skull and crossed bones
Keelhauling – to drag a person across or along the keel of a ship, often fatal
Lad – a boy, aka laddy
Leeward – aka lee shore, the wind blows toward this side, bad position
Life or death on a lee shore – Dead men tell no tales
Lubber – land lover, not a sailor, a wimpy person
Magistrate – local officer or judge
Make Sail – unroll and put sails down
Make Terms – agree to rules
Maroon – abandon on a deserted island, a person who was abandoned
Matey – aka mate, another sailor on your ship who is your friend
Me – my
Mess – the place where meals are eaten
Messmate – sailor on your ship, someone you share meals with
Musket – gun or rifle which requires loading after every shot, uses gunpowder and shot
Mutiny – when members of a crew or army overthrow their officers
Overboard – to all over the rail of a ship into the water
Parley – discussion between enemies
Pieces of Eight – Spanish silver coin
Quartermaster – officer in charge of assigning rooms and supplies
Reef – to tie part of a sail to the yardarms
Roundshot – bullets or musketballs, shot
Saber – cavalry sword with a curved blade
Sauce – back talk
Seafaring – working or traveling on the sea
Sealegs – ability to walk steadily on the deck of a moving ship
Seaman – a sailor
Sequin – Italian gold coin
Shipmate – sailor on your ship, a friend
Shiver My Timbers – Scary, makes my bones shake
Smart as Paint – smart, fresh, new, honest
Spanish Main – Caribbean Sea, area controlled by Spain
Squall – storm
Square – fair, honest
Steer – to guide a ship by using its rudder and ship’s wheel
Swab – a sailor, usually one of low rank
Swing – hang by the neck
Swivel Gun – small cannon whose aim can be changed easily
Tall Ship – any ship with tall masts
Trim Sail – adjust the sails
Weigh anchor – lift the anchor from the water so a ship can move
Pirate Vocabulary and phrases at:
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