Inside the conversation Stephen Jackson aka Captain Jack had with the referee after his late drive to the hoop in Game 2 last night, that created a new adventure for him and his headband.
SJ: Ahoy, me bucko! Twas a foul it be! A Magic skallywag, nearly took one of me deadlights out that last gangway to ye bucket! You’ve hornswaggled me out of my booty of free shots from ye line! Smartly, what say ye hardwood Massdecker?
Ref: I am blind.
SJ: Shiver me timbers ye stripey bloused Landlubber! Even Davy Jones himself witnessed ye plunder of Captain Jack to the hole where x marks the spot. That swab Barnes should feel the cutglass of a foul. ARR!
Ref: Again, I am blind.
SJ: Avast! The league shall feel the blast of the Bobcat Six Pounders and it shall cost you and ye hand pieces of eight. You’ve sunk me and me hearties in ye Game 2 for the last time!
SJ: Blimey, Squiffy! Ye Scury Dogs have plotted to marooned me and me mateys since we left for playoff sea!
Ref: If I understood anything you just said, I’d so give you a technical.
Stephen Jackson then walks away hanging the jib, thinking about the clap of thunder he’ll need to forget about the whole thing.
The pirate terms you’ll need to translate what I just said after the jump, bucko.
Ahoy – Used to hail a ship or a person or to attract attention.
Arr! – A general piratical term – used with anything.
Avast! – Used as a command to stop or desist.
Gangway! – Used to clear a passage through a crowded area.
Hang the jib – To look ill-tempered or annoyed. To pout.
Davy Jones’s locker – The bottom of the sea
Me hearties – My Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Captains often refer to their entire crew this way.
Shiver me timbers! – An expression of surprise.
Sink me! – An expression of surprise.
Smartly – Quickly.
Deadlights – Eyes
Hand – One who is part of a group or crew
Lad – A young man.
Landlubber – A person who lives and works on land or an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage.
Matey – Sociable; friendly. A way to address another pirate you are familiar with.
Messdeck – Lawyer. A know-it-all.
Scallywag – A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.
Scurvy – Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible. Ye Scurvy Dogs!
Squiffy – Buffoon.
Swab – A sailor, often a lout.
Booty – Goods or property seized by force or piracy.
Deadlights – Eyes
Pieces of Eight – An old Spanish silver coin.
Six Pounders – Cannons
Hornswaggle – To cheat.
Marooned – To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon
Cutlass – A short heavy sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors.
Clap of Thunder – A strong drink