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Davi

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#Ahoy: The pirate's 'Aloha'. ‘Hello.’ ‘Goodbye.’ ‘I love you.’

#Avast: Stop and pay attention!

#Aye, #Arr: Yes (#AyeAye or #Yarr for 'Hell yeah!').

#Barker, #Hawker: A vendor who calls customers to their wares.

#BeachComber: A landlubber who makes their living selling to pirates, or a pirate who makes their living selling to landlubbers.

#Belay: Halt! To ignore a command as in 'Belay that order!'

#Boatswain, #Engineer: The officer who maintains and repairs the ship.

#Booty, #Loot: Treasure, usually liberated from the Crown.

#Brigandage: The life of plunder, pillage and robbery.

#Bucko, #Matey, #Heartie: Escalating terms of affection among pirates.

#Carouser, #GrogBlossom: Someone known for drunken imprudence.

#ChildOfTheBlackBanner: A young pirate born and raised among pirates.

Coffer: A treasure chest

#Crimp #Shanghai: To press gang someone into serving the Crown against their will, or the one who crimps.

#Cutlass: A short, heavy sword with a single-edged curved blade that pirates favored in close quarter battle.

#Cutpurse: A thief who steals from pockets or purses in public places.

#FeralLife: To live alone on land outside the Crown’s domain without going to sea.

#FirstMate, #Quartermaster: The deck officer who assumed command if the captain is incapacitated. Usually in charge of rations and crew relations.

#Galley: An onboard kitchen, usually staffed by a contracted chef.

#Gibbet: A metal cage where scallywags are displayed as a warning.

#Gunner: The officer who operates the cannons.

#Nay: No. Nay means Nay. Nacho booty!

#Hazzah: Prost! Wassail! L'khaim! A barbaric yawp of merriment.

#Helm: A tiller or wheel and any associated equipment for steering a vessel.

#Keelhaul: Dragging some vile scallywag across the bottom of the ship with a rope to be lacerated by the hull's barnacles or drowned.

#KingsShilling: A dollar, also known as a Federal Reserve Note. To "take the King's Shilling" is to accept payment to serve the Crown's hostilities.

#Kraken, #Leviathan: Sea monsters.

#Landlubber: A lazy scoundrel too proud of their flag to live a pirate's life.

Maroon:   To abandon a scoundrel on a deserted island with no supplies, which was a common punishment for a mutineer (or a captain, if the mutiny succeeds).

#MonkeyJacket: A short jacket which conceals a pistol.

#Mudhook: Bureaucratic drag. The long delays and surprise fees which characterize all dealings with the Crown.

#Munificence: The Crown’s lavish generosity upon its allies. Municipal beneficence.

#Mutiny: A bottom-up resistance against corrupt authority, as in a pirate belaying a captain that violates the pirate code.

#ParleyVest: Formal garb to wear during negotiation, especially between enemies over the terms of a truce.

#Parrot: Literally any pet on board.

#PiecesOfEight: One eighth of a Bitcoin.

#Pillage, #Plunder, #Taxation: Theft.

#Pirate, #Buccaneer, #Corsair, #Freebooter, #Hacker, #Swashbuckler: Paths of piracy. Commerce, Adventure, Transportation, Energy, Encryption, and Activism respectively. Not an exhaustive or definitive list.

#PirateCove: A hideaway or lagoon where a pirate can make a sweet trade away from the eye of the Crown.

#PirateUtopia: A pirate cove where the grog is strong, the markets are free and the associations are voluntary.

#Privateer: A mercenary of the Crown granted a charter of incorporation. A public/private partnership between Crown and contractor. Not a pirate!

#Privy, #Head, #Latrine: Bathroom.

#PrivyMonster a beast that lives in the privy and eats children.

#PrudentChild: A savvy young pirate born on land but thought wise enough to be granted a right of passage.

#Royal Alliance: The symbiotic relationship between the Crown and its chartered Privateers.

#Sailmaster, #Navigator: The deck officer in charge of keeping the maps, and plotting a course.

 #Scallywag: A collector of taxes, or any bilge rat who pays them.

#Scuttlebutt: Rumor, gossip, derision, whispers, ‘water cooler talk’

#SeaDog, #OldSalt #OG: An experienced pirate.

#SeaShanty: Work songs that are sung aboard a ship.

#SharkBait, #Apprentice: Some young salt learning the sweet trade from some old salt.

#Skullduggery, #Hornswaggle: Unscrupulous behavior, trickery, underhandedness, chicanery, fraud, monkey business.

#Invisible Hand: Traps in the Crown’s bureaucracy designed to catch dissidents.

#Savvy: Possessing shrewdness, practical knowledge, and the ability to make good judgments.

#Slop: Perishables sold to fellow pirates. Used as question to ask, “Do you understand?”

#Spontaneous Order: A social order that emerges from the voluntary interactions of individuals.

#Surgeon: A doctor aboard a pirate ship.

#Swabbie: A deckhand who mops the deck like a janitor.

#Sweet Trade: Reciprocal respect of an individual's claim to life, liberty and property, enabeling participation in the trade of piracy.

#SwingTheLead: Get to the point. The opposite of 'bury the lead.'

#Swag: Merchandise sold to beachcombers and landlubbers.

#Undertow: The demand for goods prohibited by the crown.

#Waggoner: A sea atlas or a book of charts and sailing instructions.

#WaywardLife: The life of a pirate who floats wherever the wind blows.
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