The Word of the Month

Pirate

February 2012

Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

Pirate: A person that attacks ships in order to steal from them. Affinity for rum, wooden legs, talking parrots. Dislikes dental hygiene.

Also

A person that illegally copies or distributes copyrighted material. Affinity for high bandwidth, anonymous IP addresses, talking parrots. Dislikes living with mother.

Useless Pirate knowledge

Modern Somali piratesAuthor: Dave-Gray; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 can earn up to 79,000 USD per year, minus the cost of gasoline, boat and guns. Kids, consider a career as a pirate!

Piracy is multinational. Check out this audio guide for aspiring Chinese pirates!

Notable Pirates

Blue Beard, Black Beard, Captain Hook, Johnny Depp. All of them have beards, only one works for Disney.

You and me: Your hard drive is full of contraband. You're a pirate my friend, just like the rest of us.

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