Social media phrases similar to pirate talk



Social media phrases are similar to pirate slang, according to research.

To celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day, the rum brand Captain Morgan have commissioned research into what certain phrases such as “selfie” and “LOL” would mean if translated into pirate language.

They found that “selfie”, which is what people refer to taking a picture of yourself as, would mean “A very likeness, made by my own hand”, while “LOL”, would translate fairly accurately to “guffawin, gaggline and a-gigglin.”


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