The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues
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they're diversified in that insults are statements, while epithets are only name-calling. for instance, one may name one other a nasty sailor by utilizing an insult (“tailor is yer trade”) or through the use of an epithet (“yer a lubber”). The insult is substantial and infrequently observational. The epithet is quickly and cookie-cutter. lower than is an inventory of insults. Definitions and motives are supplied basically the place which means isn't really another way obvious. because the measurement in their respective lists within the Primer displays, threats.
Seaman for its landbound quality). “'Twere you that performed it — you, George, and also you, Tom Morgan, you infernal gang o' grass-combing lubbers!” (Long John Silver, “Treasure Island”  1:43:37) nice [grayeet/grea'/grett] An unspecific yet emphatic adjective amplifying the that means of the noun transformed. “Here, you excellent sons of whores, hear here!”(Henry Nagel, The Pirate around 212) grimly [gremly] grim; ghastly; savage “I imagine, shipmate, that your doublet bloody and also you the.
Use through any pirate in connection with his allegiance to the corporate within the toughest of occasions. “It's the realm opposed to us, and us opposed to the world!” (Peter Blood, simply after taking off the articles for his new corporation of pirates, “Captain Blood” 1:04:56) life's a mattress of roses [lawf/lyeefe is\be a nasty o'\on roo/ro'oo-sers] lifestyles is remarkable “Drinks are at the condominium! Life's a mattress of roses!” (Thomas Bartholomew crimson, “Pirates” 1:00:34) (to) the good fortune of the Brotherhood [(t'/ta/ter) t' loohk.
(Long John Silver, Treasure Island one hundred sixty, Chap. 28) “Lookee the following, now, squire's son. I wanna care for ye.” (Billy Doyle, The Gun Ketch 159) “Now glance the following, when you go away this lodge right now, we will cease bringin' fees opposed to you for sick behavior.” (Long John Silver, “The Adventures of lengthy John Silver: The Eviction” 6:40) seems like [looks lawk/lyeeke] it sounds as if; it kind of feels; from what i will be able to inform “Slipped him a potion, seems like.” (Trip Fenner, “The Adventures of lengthy John Silver: The.
And allow her run prior to the wind.” (Peter Blood, Captain Blood Returns 290) carry anchor [left/liff han-karr] “Now, you lazy swabs, stir yourselves!Lift anchor. Shake out the main!” (Blackbeard, “Blackbeard's Ghost” 1:45:38) luff [larrff/loohff] A command given to a helmsman to guide a vessel additional into the wind. “Now, my hearty, luff!” (Israel palms, Treasure Island 142, Chap. 26) “Luff, you lubber, here is the rock.” (Smee, Peter Pan 90–91) make all sail [mayeeke awrl sayell].