Jul 15, 2019
Not Talk Like a Pirate
Jul 15, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
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Jul 22, 2019
Thanks for speaking on behalf of all of humanity.
> "pirates are the only "group" that actually existed, but are now seen entirely differently"
Vikings. Didn't wear horned helmets. Were not dirty savages. Didn't use skulls as drinking vessels.
Jul 23, 2019
"Sailors require significant quantities of fresh water on extended voyages. Since desalinating sea water was not practical, fresh water was taken on board in casks but quickly developed algae and became slimy. Stagnant water was sweetened with beer or wine to make it palatable, which involved more casks and was subject to spoilage. As longer voyages became more common, the task of stowage became more and more difficult and the sailors' substantial daily ration of water plus beer or wine began to add up."
So I am 100% positive that pirates said ARGGHHHH, because they were thirsty, and probably dragging Rs because they had to be drunk to be hydrated. So I believe the Hollywood talk for that reason.
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Dec 06, 2019
I always assumed "movie pirates" to be a caricatured approximation of how people assumed most British sailors spoke at the time.