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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues [Kindle Edition]

George Choundas
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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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.

About 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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1403 KB
  • Print Length: 487 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1582974896
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (15 Mar 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0033ZAVWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #650,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tis a propar piratey book! 6 Jan 2010
By Dave
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This has turned out to be the exact kind of thing I was looking for! You can never truely tell what the contents of the book are going to be when you buy online, with the exception of video reviews or "look inside", and even then you only get a sniff of the innards of said book. I wanted a kind of pirate dictionary, with different subjects, explanations, grammar, syntax etc etc. Nicely presented, leather bound hard back. Bigger than I expected too and a lot of attention has gone into the presentation of the look and feel of the page layouts. I'm very happy with this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect pressie 10 Mar 2011
Got mates who are Goths, she we can always find a pressie for, but him! He,s really into pirates at the moment, they go to Whitby Goth Weekends with all the gear. This was the first thing he packed in the car, loved it, know where to come to for this years birthday present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than a bottle o' rum! 30 May 2009
Received the book within the time specified by the seller. This book is brilliant!! It has reported pirate stories as well as teaching you how to "be" a pirate!

Excellent stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Arrr! 23 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ideal gift for your piratical mates! Especially useful for 19th September and the annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition 11 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good Value and a reasonable delivery rate for an interesting book that piqued my interest. Not many do but this one is a winner.
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