The Pirate Primer: Mastering the
Language of Swashbucklers and Rouges


by George Choundas

What a clever idea, and no less practical than a Klingon dictionary. :) This book provides the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation used by pirates, and even explains where the terms or phrases came from, then provides an example of its use.

Teachers can use this book as a reference to add some flavor to your pirate day or Age of Discovery unit. BUT it's probably not appropriate to give directly to kids given that it includes more than 100 pages of threats, curses, oaths, insults, and epithets; 31 types of pirate drink; 60 different pirate terms for ''woman''; and 67 kinds of pirate torture and punishment.

Interest Level:  teachers for reference (given paragraph above)

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  As you can see, this book is truly what it says it is -- in dictionary format, but with pirate words and phrases.



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