“Avast, ye landlubbers!”: Where does the pirate accent come from?

Ask anyone to do their best pirate impression and you’re guaranteed to hear at least one “Arrr” along with a number of well-known piratisms such as “shiver me timbers” and “scallywag”. But did Golden Age pirates really speak that way? The short answer is no. The so-called pirate accent that we know and love today […]

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