A lot goes into being an argmazing pirate! From having the clothing that fits the bill, to mastering their language and preparing the perfect drinks and foods for ye fellow mateys. Lucky for you the pirates on the Royal Conquest have come up with a guide on how to become an ARGMAZING fellow matey! Read on to start mastering your skills!
Talk the Talk
You know the saying if you want to walk the walk, you have to talk the talk. Pirates have their own special lingo, that can take some work to memorize and understand. We don’t want ye climbing aboard the Royal Conquest with no idea what ye mateys are talking about! No worries though, we have a little cheat sheet prepared for you with the most common scallywag and matey words and sayings.
- Ahoy, Me Hearties! —- Hello my friends, crew members, etc.
- Avast Ye —- Pay attention and check this out!
- Batten Down the Hatches —- Tie everything down and put stuff away for a coming storm.
- Davey Jones’ Locker —- Mystical fable about an evil spirit from the bottom of the ocean that draws pirates or sailors down to their death.
- Grog — rum or liquor diluted by water
- Landlubber —- Inexperienced or clumsy person who doesn’t have any sailing skills
- Sail, Ho! —- A warning that another ship is in view
- Thar, She Blows! —- Whale Sighting
- Yo Ho Ho! —- Cheery expression to get someone’s attention
The Pirate language is quite impressive with how many different sayings it includes. These are some of the most frequently used among the thousand or so sayings. Study up ye landlubber, you don’t want to end up in Davy Jones’ Locker!
Dress the Part
To be a true Pirate, you have to look like a true Pirate! Flip flops, shorts and those fancy beach clothes are what we consider landlubber clothing around these parts, and you want to look like a Pirate!
- Bandanas and Gold Hoops – Bandanas were worn as a tactic to keep the sweat from the eyes of a laboring pirate on the deck of the ship, gold hoop earrings also had the practical use of easing sea sickness due to the pressure they applied to earlobes.
- Eye Patches and Hooks -. Eye Patches would often be worn by those unfortunate enough to lose an eye during a fight. A wooden leg might be the last option for a pirate who lost a limb or needed an amputation following an attack, or a hook to replace a lost hand.
- Captain Status – The Captain of a ship wore more luxurious clothing than those working on the deck, and of course we all want to dress like a Captain. The Captain is known for wearing a waistcoat of deep crimson color, tailored from velvet. The famous Pirate hat that includes an exotic looking feather placed on the side of it. A sash is also worn around the waist, often fashioned from a luxurious material such as silk, adorned with gold jewelry, and leather belt to hold his sword or pistol.
When it comes to dressing like a Pirate you have some options here. Do you want to be a hardworking deckhand? Throw on a linen shirt, an eye patch and some gold hoops. Want to be dressed like a Captain? Wear darker colors like red and black, grab a leather belt and silk sash, and top the outfit off with some gold jewelry and a fancy pirate hat!
Become the Next Captain Morgan
As you may have guessed, Pirates are known to be expert drinkers, so you’ll have to go beyond the Grog to impress your fellow mateys here! Don’t worry though, we have some argmazing recipes for drinks landlubbers and pirates alike will love.
- 2oz Spiced Rum
- 1oz Coconut Rum
- 2oz Pineapple Juice
- Splash of Blue Curacao
- Splash of lemon lime soda
- Juice of ½ lime
- Fresh Pineapple Garnish
The Davey Jones
- 2oz Dark Rum
- 1oz Lemon juice
- ½ tsp Grenadine
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg
- Shake in Shaker with ice and serve in cocktail glass
Dark and Stormy
- 2oz Dark Rum
- 5oz Ginger Beer
- Lime Wedge
- Pour rum over ice in highball and fill with ginger beer
With these three drinks you can kiss your landlubber title goodbye! Only true pirates know these pirate themed cocktail recipes. Take a swing at them with ye fellow mateys and let us know how they turn out!
Now, you know how to talk the talk, ye know how to dress like a true Pirate and even a Captain, and ye know some of our favorite drinks! You have what it takes to become a true Pirate. Get to practice and let us know how it turns out. Oh! Don’t forget to study up our lingo and come dressed like a true pirate on your next trip out on the Royal Conquest, we may be testing ye out. Those who fail walk the plank!