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Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2009


In addition to being Rosh Hashanah, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

In case any of you needs pointers, I strongly recommend The Pirate Primer by George Choundas, who has culled literature and historical sources to create a complete annotated dictionary of swashbucklers’ lingo.

Enjoy, or let me rot and perish.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.