Pirates and Egyptians

Look, I know these are perfectly current and fine words, but for the life of me I can’t hear these words on the news without envisioning the stereotypical images associated with each: Peg-legged, eye-patch wearing guy with parrot on his shoulder, and hieroglyphic bent-wrist, long-haired two-dimensional carving.

Don’t get me started about the “rubble” in New Zealand either.