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TO GO ON ACCOUNT - ORIGIN

Friday August 12th, 2011
TO GO ON ACCOUNT - ORIGIN

A term used by Privateers to describe the act of becoming a pirate. The idea being that pirates considered themselves more ‘freelance’ and therefore were going into business for themselves.It was eventually adopted by anyone who worked for themselves or shopped at a regular store that could buy stock or goods and pay later... which the pirates never did of course.
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