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Ahoy, Matey!

18 Apr

corsair – n.  pirate

Classical Usage:  In Chapter 87 the Pequod sails into the islets of Sumatra and there is a concern that the pirates of the Malays may be lurking.  It turns out to be a valid concern.

Classically Mad Usage:  As a mom of four boys, I’m not sure how I didn’t already know this word.  It’ll get some mileage, for sure.

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4 Comments

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Moby-Dick

 

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4 responses to “Ahoy, Matey!

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    April 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I’m thinking about your adorable family picture on your other blog. Mom, Dad and baby girl look completely at ease in church clothes. But I wonder how long those ties stayed on the boys after the picture was taken!

    Love it 🙂

     
    • Christina Joy

      April 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      It was short. In fact they had to be reattached for the pictures, and Thomas wore his mostly on his pocket during church.

      And don’t even get me started on the words “attached” and “ties” in the same sentence.

       
  2. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    April 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love little corsair-boys!

    (I have 3 myself.)

     

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