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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues [NOOK Book]

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Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.

Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primer contains three centuries of distinctive terms and usages uttered by (and attributed to) pirates in film, TV, literature, and history.

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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

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Overview

Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.

Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primer contains three centuries of distinctive terms and usages uttered by (and attributed to) pirates in film, TV, literature, and history.

Discover more than 100 pages of threats, curses, oaths, insults, and epithets; 31 types of pirate drink; 60 different pirate terms for "woman"; 67 kinds of pirate torture and punishment; 44 distinct definitions of "aargh"; and more.

Each entry in the Primer is accompanied by an excerpt, so you can see the words and phrases used in proper context by actual pirates. And each linguistic concept is introduced by a related anecdote or narrative account, so you can live the language while you learn it.

Whether you're simply fascinated by the culture of the Brethren of the Coast or you fancy yourself a modern-day corsair, The Pirate Primer is your guide to authentic pirate speak. Should you ever stare down Davy Jones and he demands proof that you're one who flies no flag, despair not.

You'll be able to talk the talk, and no mistake.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582976860
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 867,172
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

George Choundas lives and works in New York City. Educated at Emory University, he is a corporate litigator and former FBI agent. The Pirate Primer was inspired by a trolley ride he and his wife took in Key West, Florida during which a coarse shop owner charged after the sightseers on foot, swinging a cutlass and screaming pirate epithets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    "This be a must have publication for any and all who wish t

    "This be a must have publication for any and all who wish to be soundin' like a right and proper piratical person. Iwill,myself, be owing a copy, once funds are more proficient to acquire said publication."
    Truly, this is a needed resource for those interested in languages and speech of a historical nature, especially for pirate re-enactors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    For all our Pirate things

    This book is awesome! It's basically just your dictionary of pirate words and phrases. I have loved having this book. It has made Talk Like a Pirate Day '9/19' so much more fruitful. It is informative and full of insites into those phrases like 'Avast ye!' and 'blow the man down'. I recommend this book to everyone who loves pirates as much as I do :'

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