[ 2007-04-11 18:59 ]
影片对白 Now you see, Jack, that's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easy to search when they're dead.
文化面面观 Pirate flags 海盗的旗帜
The symbols were often combined. For instance, Christopher Moody used a skull and crossed bones, a raised sword and a winged hourglass. Edward Teach ('Blackbeard') flew a flag depicting a horned skeleton holding an hourglass and a spear next to a bleeding heart. In addition to his 'ABH/AMH' flag, Bartholomew Roberts also flew one depicting a pirate holding an hourglass, alongside a skeleton clutching a spear. The fatalism in pirate symbolism was evident, and it probably applied to pirates as well as their victims.
National flags were still flown, often in an attempt to show that the pirates still wanted to be seen as privateers who only attacked the ships of other nations. If the countries were at peace, or if the pirate held no privateering commission, this meant little or nothing. In 1718 Charles Vane flew the English flag from one mast and a black pirate flag from another. In 1720, Edward England flew a black flag from his mainmast, a red flag from his foremast and the English flag from his ensign staff!
Jolly Rogers were rough and ready affairs, run up by a pirate ship's sailmaker or any member of the crew who was handy with a needle. Many Nassau pirates had their flags made for them by a sailmaker's widow, who accepted payment in brandy.
She ran up some curtains.
The hotel bill might run up to￡500.
She started digging the garden with a will.
1. They finally struck a bargain after weeks of wrangling over who would get what.
2. The tourists feast their eyes on the Grand Canyon.