Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Pirate News (In Honor of Katie Sherwin)

My friend Katie is not a real pirate, but she did sail around the world, which we think gives her a bit of credibility (and a really good opener at bars). In any case, I had some questions about pirates that Katie never seemed to be able to answer for me--but thankfully, Slate has come through and set the record straight, answering once and for all a question that has kept many of us up and wondering way into the wee hours: Did pirates really ever say, "Arrrgh"??

(The answer is no. And nobody ever walked the plank either. What a freakin' bummer.)

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