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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

Sail under false colors

This goes back to the ancient days of piracy on the high seas when the pirate ship would fly the flag of a friendly nation until the moment of attack, when it would raise the Jolly Roger, bearing the dreaded symbol of the skull and crossbones.

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Well, shiver me timbers! lol!

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Here's an interesting article on piracy. You might be wondering why pirates flew the jolly roger at all, since it identifies them as criminals. Also, there were two versions, black and red, with different meanings.

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Thanks, Lars. That was enlightening.

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