Happy Monday: Setting the record straight about Pirates

So apparently much of what we “know” about pirates is a myth:

  • Pirates did not force prisoners to walk the plank
  • Pirates did not typically wear earrings or head-scarves
  • Pirates did not make treasure maps
  • Pirates did not talk like pirates *

* Note: Well they did talk like pirates, because they were pirates. It’s just that what we think of as a pirate dialect – with the heavy emphasis on the letter “R” – isn’t what their speech sounded like.

Enjoy this nice video below:

Via Museum Secrets and BoingBoing