Science: Gadzooks

Home from collecting in South and Central America for the Museum of the American Indian, A. Hyatt Verrill of Manhattan related of Indians living inland from Oldbank, Panama, that they employ the Elizabethan expressions "Gadzooks," "forsooth," "marry," "yea," "nay," "thee," "ye." Explanation: in 1680, Buccaneer Batholomew Sharp sailed to Panama with 350 lusties in The Most Blessed Trinity. They looted, killed, burned out the Spaniards, founded Oldbank, where today live many a Sharp, many a Coxon, Hawkins, Ringrose (names of Sharp's lieutenants).

In the interior of Dutch Guiana, Mr. Verrill visited Djoeka, a nation...

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