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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues Kindle Edition
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As the subtitle of the Pirate Primer suggest, the book deals with the language of pirates. However, in discovering the language; you do learn something of the pirate life, both in fact and fiction. Choundas does not limit himself to the language of actual pirates but tackles the language as presented in works of literature, motion picture and television. In every case, the author states the word or phrase, provides a short definition and then provides an example of how the word or phrase is used. Choundas provides a citation for the examples which inform the reader of where they came from.
The book does not stop there. It also includes an entire chapter on the most famous pirate word uttered; that being "arrrgh!" It will come as no surprise to most pirate enthusiasts that are smart as paint that real pirates didn't say "arrrgh!"
The book also includes a lexicon of nautical terms that are sure to please anyone who has ever tried to read a seafaring book. You'll also get a section on food, drink, weapons and women.
If this isn't enough, you'll learn a hundreds of ways to greet your fellow pirate, bid the same adieu, and curse or compliment him/her.Read more ›
Whether you are an aspirating pirate or an author or screenwriter needing to know the proper use of pirate speak this book is for you. The outline of the book is simple and indexed so well that you can always find exactly the term you need to define or the proper turn of phrase be it oath (burn and sink me), curse (you can up anchor and away to the devil), or respectful address (son of a sea dog). Additionally, the book's beautiful binding and pages (all the pages look like ancient parchment) makes this a great book to set out in your home or office as a facinating topic of conversation.
Review by author of Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece
Diane C. Donovan
Most Recent Customer Reviews
some of this is a little vulgar, but then, pirates were more than a little vulgar.Published 25 days ago by fraggle
An interesting book about pirate language. It gives you things like curses, responses to curses, daily life things, commands, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dana Busenbark
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The recipient has enjoyed it and expressed that it has good information about pirates. Read more
"Aaaassrghh! T'is worth every piece of eight to buy this treasure chest of knowledge of the pirate code?Published 3 months ago by Fedoradude
Talk like a pirate everyday!
I love this book! It is something everyone should have. It is fun to read and I have actually learned quite a bit.
This is such a neat little book. I did a pirates-themed musical with my students last year and they loved referencing this book.Published 10 months ago by Tilk
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