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Varieties of English
"How well do you know pirate language? What's the difference between a caulker and a cackle fruit? Let's find out. If you have read "Pirates" by John Matthews or "Pirateology" by William Lubber, then you will probably ace this quiz! Good Luck1"
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What is a cat-o'-nine-tails?
a pretty bar maid
a drink enjoyed by pirates
a cat who is possessed
a whip used for flogging
What does it mean to "feed the fish"?
retire from piracy
to be flogged
throw food into the sea
to be thrown into the sea
What is the Dead Man's Chest?
where a pirate keeps his booty
an empty rum bottle
cold storage for food on a journey
What is another name for the hangman?
What would pirates call empty bottles?
What is cackle fruit?
fruit that makes you laugh
Who was a 'powder monkey"?
boys who swabbed the decks
boys who carried gunpowder to the guns
boys who cooked the meals on ship
boys who served as lookouts
What is a barker?
What is a caulker?
a drink to celebrate a victory at sea.
an alcoholic drink taken after a drinking bout
a drink that was taken when the captain of a ship died
a special cannon used by pirates only when battling Spain
What are you doing if you're 'dancing the hempen jig'?
climbing the ship's mast
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Compiled Jun 28 12