Meet Tina, the Pirate. She can raise my Jolly Roger anytime and may well capture me by the Minches. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
I don't get the Pirate thing. There is a ship missing, presumed taken by pirates, in the North Sea. It is a Russian vessel and I dare say the Russians are not happy. But my point is, why on earth don't these vessels carry cannons and blow the buggers out of the water at the first sign of trouble? It wouldn't have happened in Nelson's day.
If however, you should be unlucky enough to come across these scurvy ruffians, this website should help.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Thursday, August 13, 2009