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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Pirate Primer: Mastery of the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

From Baird Maritime:
The Pirate Primer: Mastery of the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues Wednesday, 12 December 2007 04:56
Author: George Choundas
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books

"At first thought you would wonder why anyone would bother to put together what is effectively a dictionary of pirate language."

"However, when you proceed into its 470 extensively and carefully researched pages you begin to realise two important things. The first is that so many pirate expressions are still alive in modern English usage. The second is that this book, very surprisingly, provides an excellent means of improving the serious reader’s grasp of English."

"Beautifully produced and clearly and concisely defined it is a fascinating and relevant combination of pirate history, dictionary and thesaurus."

Har, there me lads and lasses, I think I'd better have a look at this one and you may find some interest in it too!

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