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What the hell does avast mean anyway?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by da man, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or does anyone else out there think Pirate Lou has shivered a few too many timbers (if you know what I mean).

    I'd say he's walked the plank right off the deep end.

    Arrrrrrrrr, indeed.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Avast means "attention" or "pay attention or I'll kill you."

    For more English to pirate translation, try this...

  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I think Cap'n Lou just wants us all to know who doctored the script for the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. And I'm not so sure that "avast" is the strictly correct historical term in this case. I believe it's "half-vast."
  4. Arrr... the dread pirate Lou be in no man's debt. I'll make a barter with ya; true as the north star. In exchange for your kindness, I'll be sharing me buried treasure with ya... once I find it, that be.
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Shouldn't that be "Karl Rove's dingo at ME baby?"
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Arrr you kidding?
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Fairly warned be ye, says I.

  8. Pirate Lou make no jokes about Karl Rove's dingo eating his baby.

    Arrr... I won't be hanging the jib but it be a sad memory
  9. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Reminds me of a quiz question while I was in the Navy. The question asked what you were supposed to say if you saw a small boat approaching your ship. A buddy couldn't remember and just wrote down: "Hey, boat dudes!"

    Not the right answer. Funny, but incorrect.

    Sorry, that should be, "Funny, but incorrect, arrr."
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Fuck, eight years after I left the Navy and I can't remember what you're supposed to say either. Abandon ship?
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