Riverside fifth-graders practice pirate language skills (VIDEO)

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 04:21 PM.

Prior to the exercise, Mikayla was unaware of the holiday, but she grew fond of using the phrase, "shiver me timbers."

Hayden Underhill, 10, enjoyed saying “matey” in his group's story about two girls captured by pirates while at the beach; the girls make it back to the beach safely after escaping their captors. 

Caitlyn Guthrie, 10, said the exercise challenged her group to use unfamiliar terms.  

"We had to find ways to use words like scallywag,” she said, referring to the synonym of rascal.

She also found some of the terminology — like pirates’ word for a ship’s weather deck — humorous.

"Poop deck — it just sounds really funny," she said. 

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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