Hi, I'm Pete. I have been hovering around for long enough, making comments, so I thought it was time I joined properly.
Hi Pete, welcome to the site.
Hornswoggle – to cheat or swindle
One of my many attempts to keep Jack sounding like a seadog from the (equivalent on Titan of) the golden age of piracy. It's also the name of a WWE midget wrestler, and a term Grandpa Simpson uses from time to time.
I read somewhere that it's good pirate talk, but somewhere else said it's from the C19th which would be a bit disappointing if true.
Aye. Really, I don't care if it's 19th century or genuine pirate, it sound right, and playing in character adds to the atmosphere. Like Champskees, you are bringing the adventure to life. And it makes me laugh.