#5
Because thats what Jack "Calico" Racham called it. That was his flag, other pirates had different flags. The jolly roger only became the "pirate flag" when movies about pirat started showing up.
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#6
He doesn't look like a Roger either... more like a Steve or a Carl.
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#7
Quote by gorkyporky
Because thats what Jack "Calico" Racham called it. That was his flag, other pirates had different flags. The jolly roger only became the "pirate flag" when movies about pirat started showing up.

i think you mean jack sparrow
#8
Quote by Kensai
He doesn't look like a Roger either... more like a Steve or a Carl.


He looks like a Malcolm to me.
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#10
I always thought he looked like a Jolly Francisco
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#13
Quote by NinjaSlayHuman
You'll pay for that.

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#14
It's just a name dude. and the skull looks quite jolly IMO.
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#15
Quote by MetalGS3SE
stfu, he looks like a Jolly Achmed.



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#17
because Jolly Rancher was taken
grok it.

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#19
Quote by VANGELIS!
He looks like a Malcolm to me.

It's actually me.
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#21
The name "Jolly Roger" goes back at least to Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, published in 1724.

Johnson specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag "Jolly Roger": Bartholomew Roberts in June, 1721 and Francis Spriggs in December 1723. While Spriggs and Roberts used the same name for their flags, their flag designs were quite different, suggesting that already "Jolly Roger" was a generic term for black pirate flags rather than a name for any single specific design. Neither Spriggs' nor Roberts' Jolly Roger consisted of a skull and crossbones.

Richard Hawkins, captured by pirates in 1724, reported that the pirates had a black flag bearing the figure of a skeleton stabbing a heart with a spear, which they named "Jolly Roger".

Despite this tale, it is assumed by most that the name Jolly Roger comes from the French words jolie rouge, meaning "pretty red". During the Elizabethan era "Roger" was a slang term for beggars and vagrants who "pretended scholarship" and was also applied to privateers who operated in the English Channel."Sea Beggars" had been a popular name for Dutch privateers since the 16th century. Another theory states that "Jolly Roger" is an English corruption of "Ali Raja", the name of a Tamil pirate. Yet another theory is that it was taken from a nickname for the devil, "Old Roger". The "jolly" appellation may be derived from the apparent grin of a skull. Theories that the epithet comes from the names of various pirates, such as Woodes Rogers, are generally discredited.

In his book Pirates & The Lost Templar Fleet, David Hatcher Childress claims that the flag was named after the first man to fly it, King Roger II of Sicily (c.1095-1154). Roger was a famed Templar and the Knights Of The Temple were in conflict with the Pope over his conquests of Apulia and Salerno in 1127. Childress claims that, many years later, after the Templars had been disbanded by the church, at least one Templar fleet split into four independent flotillas dedicated to pirating ships of any country sympathetic to Rome. If this is so, then the flag was an inheritance, its crossed bones a reference to the original Templar logo of a red cross with blunted ends. However, as shown below, many Jolly Rogers did not have crossed bones.


From wikipedia.
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