Less Pirate, More Cowgirl


Over the centuries, differences in terrain, climate and the influence of cattle-handling traditions from multiple cultures created several distinct styles of equipment, clothing and animal handling. As the ever-practical cowboy adapted to the modern world, the cowboy’s equipment and techniques also adapted, though many classic traditions are still preserved today. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy)


Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). The term has been used to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents. Historically, offenders have usually been apprehended by military personnel and tried by military tribunals. Today the international community is facing many problems in bringing pirates to justice. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy, www.piratesinfo.com/cpi_pirate_history_of_pirates_piracy_510.asp)