Pirate Patch

Origin of the patch over the pirate’s eye


A pirate was talking to a “land-lubber” in a bar. The land-lubber noticed that, like any self-respecting pirate, this guy had a peg leg, a hook in place of one of his hands and a patch over one eye. The land-lubber just had to find out how the pirate got in such bad shape.

He asked the pirate, “How did you lose your leg?”
The pirate responded, “I lost me leg in a battle off the coast of Jamaica!”

His new acquaintance was still curious so he asked, “What about your hand. Did you lose it at the same time?”
“No,” answered the pirate. “I lost it to the sharks off the Florida Keys.”

Finally, the land-lubber asked, “I notice you also have an eye patch. How did you lose your eye?”
The pirate answered, “I was sleeping on a beach when a seagull flew over and crapped right in me eye.”
The land-lubber asked, “How could a little seagull crap make you lose your eye?”
The pirate snapped, “It was the day after I got me hook!”


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A short life and a merry one at that! - Bartholomew Roberts

I'm not a pirate. I'm an innovator. - Ken Dotcom

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It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy. - Steve Jobs

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Drinking rum before noon makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic. - Unknown

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There is more treasure in books than all the pirate's loot on treasure island. - Walt Disney

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When I was a child, I wanted to raise horses in Wyoming or be a cabin boy on a pirate ship. - Sadie Jones

I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate. - Todd Barry

A man never spoke ill of his captain, pirate or no, unless he was prepared to back his words with the might of the crew. - Matt Tomerlin

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Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin

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There's very little admirable about being a pirate. There's very little functional about a pirate. There's very little real about a pirate. - Will Oldham


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22-Jul-2018