文化面面观 Pirate flags 海盗的旗帜
Jack: I suppose I should be thanking you because in fact if you hadn't betrayed me and left me to die, I would have an equal share in that curse same as you. Funny old world, isn't it?
Pirate: Captain, we're coming up on the Interceptor.
Jack: I'm having a thought here, Barbossa. What say werun upa flag of truce? I scurry over to the Interceptor and I negotiate the return of your medallion, aye? What say you to that?
Barbossa: Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easy to search when they're dead. Lock him in the brig!
Gibbs: Hands aloft to loose t'gallants. With this wind she'll carry every sail we've got.
Elizabeth: What's happening?
Anamaria: The Black Pearl, she'sgaining onus.
Elizabeth: This is the fastest ship in the Caribbean.
Anamaria: You can tell them that after they've caught us.
Elizabeth: We're shallow on the draft, right?
Elizabeth: Well, then can't we lose them amongst those shoals?
Gibbs: We don't have to outrun them long, just long enough.
Anamaria: Lighten the ship. Stem to stern!
Gibbs: Anything that we can afford to lose... see that it's lost!
Jack: Apparently there's a leak.
Barbossa: Haul on the main brace. Make ready the guns. And run out the sweeps.
Will: We're gonna need that.
Anamaria: It was a good plan up till now.
Will: Gibbs! We have tomake a stand. We must fight! Load the guns!
Gibbs: With what?
Will: Anything. Everything! Anything we have left.
Gibbs: Load the guns! Case shot and language! Nails and crushed glass!With a will.
1. Run up
Run up 是一个常见的片语，它可以表示"积累（债务）"，例如：She ran up huge bills at the florist. 还可以表示"快速地卖出"，例如：I can run up some new curtains for the kitchen.
除此以外，run up 还可以表示"Raise a flag 升起"，例如：Let's run up the flag in time for the holiday. 这个用法来源于20世纪的海军。
2. Gain on
意为"to get or come closer to (a person, thing etc that one is chasing) 逼近"，例如：Drive faster - the police car is gaining on us.