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Yesterday was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” a great day to celebrate the art of being a buccaneer. I am not suggesting you take up arms and plunder but rather that you seize the day with courage and bravado and say no once in a while where you normally feel the need to say yes. To be pirate is to be free of the will of others that would impose laws and demand your subservience. So buckos, throw caution to the winds and set sail for a little adventure by stepping out of the norm and into the storm.
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 4 ounces hot water
- Slice of orange and a cinnamon stick
SOME PIRATE EXPRESSIONS
|Jolly Roger||The pirates’ skull-and-crossbones flag. It was an invitation to surrender, with the implication that those who surrendered would be treated well. A red flag indicated “no quarter.”|
|Keelhaul||Punishment by dragging under the ship, from one side to the other. The victim of a keelhauling would be half-drowned, or worse, and lacerated by the barnacles that grew beneath the ship.|
|Kiss the gunner’s daughter||A punishment: to be bent over one of the ship’s guns and flogged.
|Addled||Mad, insane, or just stupid. An “addlepate” is a fool.|
|Aft||Short for “after.” Toward the rear of the ship.|
|Avast!||Hey! Could also be used as “Stop that!” or “Who goes there?|