A West Cornish Barbary pirate and ghost-ship

“Discontented devil of a blackamoor, why canst thou not be satisfied to live here?” “Avast there; all our gold and diamonds can’t procure us here the bright sunshine and joyous people, nor the rich fruits and wine, of my native clime.”

Porthcurno, once Cornwall's greatest port? (Photo by <a href='http://tomcorser.com'>Tom Corser</a> licensed under <a href='http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/deed.en_GB'>Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales (UK) Licence</a>)

Pirates and Kleinecke’s etymology of “pidgin”

It is suggested that an old Spanish slang word has nothing at all to do with Dutch pirates but instead adds weight to David Kleinecke’s generally discarded South American etymology of the word “pidgin”.