Yet faith had everything to do with what drew them into pirate alley.
But John Steele, dubbed the "pirate Slayer" by an adult industry trade magazine, disagrees.
He was harder to convince to come clean, but eventually admitted he was no pirate but an “actor.”
Jessica Buchanan is safe after a daring predawn raid on the Somali pirate compound where she was held for four months.
Talk Like a pirate Day is now celebrated on all seven continents.
The pirate continued talking much in this way for some time, but without producing any effect upon his hearers.
“The negoda says he was in a hurry, and thought the brig was a pirate,” said Hamed.
If what I know leaks out, the pirate will fill the popular mind more to-morrow than he has done in the past even.
I say that the man Cavendish is a pirate, and that is sufficient.
The ships of our front rank sailed swiftly down on their foe, and each crashed heavily into a pirate vessel.
c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin pirata "sailor, corsair, sea robber" (source of Spanish, Italian pirata, Dutch piraat, German Pirat), literally "one who attacks (ships)," from Greek peirates "brigand, pirate," literally "one who attacks," from peiran "to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try," from peira "trial, an attempt, attack," from PIE root *per- "try" (cf. Latin peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment; attempt on or against; enterprise;" see peril). An Old English word for it was sæsceaða. Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913.
1570s, from pirate (n.). Related: Pirated; pirating.