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Facts and Fictions about Pirates

I warned you matey. Much of what was here has been moved to a Pirates Life, Nautical Myths and Maritime Monsters, Pirate Medicine or simply incorporated into the Lexicon (over 380 terms and growing!). The items left are hot topics that should probably be in the section on a Pirate's Life.

The stereo-typical pirate. The pirate has dropped a crutch and filled his hand with a pistol. Around his remaining crutch he has wrapped a length of slow match which he will use to light the fuses of his hand grenades. The grenades are carried in a large leather sack slung over his shoulder.

Image © 2006, BlindKat, used with permission in O&P Business News, September, 2006

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Updated: 04 September 2022