Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest...

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

  • PIRATE - a criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
  • CORSAIR - a more romantic term for pirate; French pirate
  • PIRACY - (nautical) robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.

Jolly Roger
The Jolly Roger is any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, a flag consisting of a human skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field.
 Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight (with the implication that those who surrendered would be treated well). A red flag indicated "no quarter" (surrender will not be accepted).

Yo ho, yo ho, the pirate life,
The flag o' skull and bones,
A merry hour, a hempen rope,
And hey for Davy Jones.
(J. M. Barrie)

...and for the end of this post,
an old dilemma...


  1. Sviđa mi se slika poslije "Pirate Dictionary".


  2. Love the Pirate Muncher illustration. Brilliant!

    Speak Pirate