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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

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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.

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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In the history of the world, there has never been a comprehensive book on the pirate language. "The Pirate Primer" is the first and only--it explores in a definitive way the unique vernacular of English-speaking pirates covering vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599631967
Author:
Choundas, George
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Miscellaneous Languages
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480

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"Synopsis" by , In the history of the world, there has never been a comprehensive book on the pirate language. "The Pirate Primer" is the first and only--it explores in a definitive way the unique vernacular of English-speaking pirates covering vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax.
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