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: