How To Talk Like A Pirate

How To Talk Like A Pirate

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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from Smithsonian Channel

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Key Facts In This Video

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    "Arr!" is not a historically based pirate exclamation, but rather a Hollywood invention. (0:50)

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    Rum was mixed with drinking water aboard ships to mask the water's often-disgusting flavor. (1:48)

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    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. (3:28)

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