How To Talk Like A Pirate

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Ahoy! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Learn real facts about pirates, including other pirate terms and their origins

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. "Arr!" is not a historically based pirate exclamation, but rather a Hollywood invention. 00:50

  2. Rum was mixed with drinking water aboard ships to mask the water's often-disgusting flavor. 01:48

  3. Keel hauling was a punishment that involved tying someone up with rope, weighting them down, and dunking them into the ocean so that they went under the ship. 03:28

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