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The Codex: Y



"So...You're not after the Fountain."
"I care not for King George or tavern yarns that give hope for a healed limb. But I'd give my left arm for a chance at Blackbeard.
Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa[src]

A story, legend or tale, especially one that is incredible.


"You'll speak when spoken to."
"And ye will not lay a hand on those under the protection of parley."
"Aye, sir.
Bo'sun and Hector Barbossa[src]

A term often used amongst sailors, which means you.

Yellow fever

"The pirate captain rowed over alone to investigate the frigate. What he found was a ship of the dead, sir. The vomito negro, it was. What we call ‘yellow jack.’"
Jack Sparrow to Nathaniel Bainbridge[src]

Yellow fever, also known as Yellow Jack and vomito negro, is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease.


A Yeoman was, in a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom.


"Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum... Drink and the devil had done for the rest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!"
Joshamee Gibbs[src]

An exclamation associated with pirates and seafaring. Sometimes said as "Yo ho", a call or shout to attract attention. [1]


"Now, what's the nature of this venture of yourn?"
"I'm going after the
Black Pearl. I know where it's going to be, and I'm gonna take it."
Joshamee Gibbs and Jack Sparrow[src]

Also stylized as your'n, Middle English equivalent to "yours".

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