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Contrary to popular belief, it’s fair to say that pirates probably didn’t have talking parrots. It may also interest you to know that in many ways the pirate life was much better than the alternatives. Many pirates in fact chose the life – whenever pirates stopped a merchant ship it wasn’t uncommon for some of the merchant crew to swap sides and join the pirates. This was because ‘honest’ work at sea was in the form of either merchant or military service – both featured terrible treatment and conditions; little or no wage (they were often cheated out of it) and beatings at the slightest provocation. For all their bad press it does make life on board a pirate ship seem quite democratic by comparison!