Arr! Would ye rather be keelhauled, or walk the plank?

Lift the skin up, and put into the bunt the slack of the clews (not too taut), the leech and foot-rope, and body of the sail; being careful not to let it get forward under or hang down abaft. Then haul your bunt well up on the yard, smoothing the skin and bringing it down well abaft, and make fast the bunt gasket round the mast, and the jigger, if there be one, to the tie.

Richard Henry Dana, Jr., The Seaman’s Manual (1844)


Uh, what he said. I mean… Y’arr! Aye ’tis what he be sayin’!

Of course it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ahoy, me hearty and avast there! Ye best be findin’ my rum or readyin’ yerself to walk the plank!

Gods, that is exhausting… and it makes your throat scratchy all the rest of the week. :eyeroll:

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