Essential Pirate Phrases

The Somali Pirates have been giving the old, honored profession a bad name lately, and one reason is that they don’t use nifty phrases like these:

What we know of as “Pirate Talk” really started when British actor Robert Newton portrayed Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Newton’s pseudo-Cornish accent became the standard for rougish, salty talk for the past 60 years.


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