Aaaaargh Matey Today is “International Talk like a Pirate Day.”


The Sanas (Irish Etymology) of Faro, Poker and the Secret Flash Words for the Brotherhood of American Gamblers.

Secret Flash Words of the Secret Brotherhood of Gamblers

In the 1840s, a former professional gambler, faro mechanic, and card sharp, Jonathan Harrington Green, announced in the press that he had become a born-again evangelical Christian, whose new mission in life was exposing the scams (‘s cam) and gimmicks (camóg, a crooked device, a trick)of a vast, secret “brotherhood of gamblers,” ruled by a mysterious underground, hierarchy of “Grand Masters.”

  1. “There’s A Sucker (Sách úr, fresh new “fat cat”) Born Every Minute.” See etymology of Bunk and Dude both are Irish.


Modern Day Pirates dress like Lawyers and Banksters.
The Bank of God
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The house of Rothschild 1934
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Lloyds of London

The Mississippi Gambler


The “shoes” that once identified the aristocracy in Europe now set apart the drug running aristocracy of the U.S. These “white shoe” law firms that protect Skull and Bones interests make sure that the U.S. maintains a 1% drug money aristocracy and that all attempts at democracy are subverted. 

2016 How 13 law firms help launder money into US
13 US law firms, show how to get dirty money, “grey money” and “suspect funds”  into the country ensuring their identity was never disclosed, despite Barack Obama repeatedly demanding a crackdown on global corruption.  None of them made suggestions that were illegal. Video by Global Witness show US lawyers giving advice on how to move large sums of money anonymously into the country.

A brief History of Money Laundering
In essence, money laundering is the act of concealing money or assets from the state to prevent its loss through taxation, judgment enforcement, or blatant confiscation. However, as the late J. Orlin Grabbe wrote: “Anyone who has studied the evolution of money-laundering statutes in the U.S. and elsewhere will realize that the ‘crime’ of money laundering boils down to a single, basic prohibited act: Doing something and not telling the government about it.”

Pirates wore their gold jewelry <booty> to be able to use it to pay for their funerals wherever they died.

  • All hands hoay=Everyone get on the deck
  • Avast ye=Pay attention
  • Black spot=Death threat
  • Dance the hempen jig=To hang someone
  • Dungbie=Rear end
  • Hempen halter=The noose used to hang people
  • Hornswaggle=To cheat
  • Shiver me timbers=An expression used to show shock or disbelief
  • Abaft=Back area of the boat
  • Binnacle=Where the compass is kept on board the ship
  • Cackle fruit=Chicken eggs
  • Coaming=A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship
  • Duffle=A sailor’s belongings
  • Head=Toilet on board the ship
  • Holystone=Sandstone that was used to scrub the ships
  • Jacob’s Ladder=Rope ladder that was used to climb aboard ships
  • Monkey=Small cannon
  • Monkey jacket=Short jacket worn by some of those aboard the ship
  • Orlop=Deck where cables are stored away
  • Poop deck=Deck that is the highest and farthest back
  • Cockswain=The helmsman
  • Flibustier=Pirates of the Golden Age
  • Freebooter=Refers to an actual pirate
  • Landlubber=A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea
  • Powder monkey=A gunner’s assistant
  • Black jack=Large drinking cups
  • Davy Jones’ Locker=Refers to death
  • Ahoy=Hello
  • Ahoy, matey=Hello, friend
  • Batten down the hatches=A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm
  • Blimey!=Something said when one is in a state of surprise
  • Blow the man down=A command which means to kill somebody
  • Booty=Treasure
  • Buccaneer=Name for a pirate
  • Crow’s nest=The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built
  • Cutlass=Type of sword used by the pirates
  • Feed the fish=Meaning that an individual or group of individuals will soon die
  • Heave ho=Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing
  • Jolly Roger=The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it
  • Man-O-War=The name used for a pirate ship that is all set and ready to go to war
  • Old salt=A sailor that has a great deal of experience on the seas
  • Privateer=Pirates who are sponsored by the government
  • Scallywag=A name that is used as an insult to someone
  • Scuttle=To sink a ship
  • Seadog=An old sailor or pirate
  • Shark bait=Going to die soon
  • Thar she blows!=An expression used when a whale is spotted from the ship
  • Son of a biscuit eater=An insult
  • Three sheets to the wind=Someone who is quite drunk
  • Walk the plank=A punishment which entails someone who walks over the side of the ship off of the plank. Their hands are often tied so that they cannot swim and they drowned.
  • Yo Ho Ho=There is often used to express some sort of cheer but also can be used to call attention to the speaker.

Pirate Terms and Phrases.” YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 20 September 2016.


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