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‘Schmooz Me Timbers!’: John Derbyshire’s Jewish Pirate Lexicon

By Daniel Treiman

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Arrrr. National Review’s John Derbyshire was inspired by the new book “Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean” to get cracking on fleshing out the concept of Jewish pirate culture. “What do they say? What are they called?” He came up with a couple ideas, among them “Yo ho ho an’ a bottle of Manischewitz…”

Readers weighed in with a few more. My favorite: “Goniffs of the Carribean.”

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