aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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aefenglommung

But when you're a professional pirate, it's what the job's about.

"If the Danes and Norwegians can be described as mercantile pirates, the Swedes are better characterized as piratical merchants."
-- from a chapter on "Old Norse" in Old English and its Closest Relatives, describing Scandinavia in the Viking Age
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