A DAY IN THE LIFE… OF PIRATES!

12096178_165388723803218_3218875031127039212_nI considered writing this entirely in pirate speak, but I determined that would distract too much from the actual information I wanted to get across… so instead, look for the piratical translation below!

A long time ago on the Spanish Main in the region known as the Caribbean lived a rough and rugged sort of men and women. Some were refugees, some were criminals, some just couldn’t make it in civilized society. Whatever the case “roughing it” was a way of life. Some of the earliest hunters in and among the uninhabited islands used a style of wooden frame similar to a modern grill to cook their food. This wooden structure was called a boucan, and the process became known as boucan-eering and those who cooked in this way were soon called… BOUCANEERS, which was later bastardized to become the term synonymous with pirates: BUCCANEERS!

The pirate speaks,”A long time ago on t’ Spanish Main in t’ region known as t’ Caribbean lived a rough and rugged sort o’ men and beauties. Some were refugees, some were criminals, some just couldn’t make it in civilized society. Whatever t’ case “roughin’ it” was a way o’ life. Some o’ t’ earliest hunters in and among t’ uninhabited islands used a style o’ wooden frame similar t’ a modern grill t’ cook their food. This wooden structure were called a boucan, and t’ process became known as boucan-eerin’ and those who cooked in this way were soon called… BOUCANEERS, which was later bastardized t’ become t’ term synonymous with pirates: BUCCANEERS!”

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