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Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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On Sep 21, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:

> I found evidence of Klingon pirates in one of the pro-novels in my  
> notes:
>   "{Ghuy'}," said one of the pirates, uttering what had to be yet
>    another toxic curse. (_Excelsior: Forged in Fire_ [2007])
> which reminds us that pirates (and other criminals) generally use  
> lots of profanity.  Probably even more than the Klingon norm!

Curses are not necessarily profane.  {verengan Ha'DIbaH} and "scurvy  
dog" are the former, but not the latter.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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