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The first popularized pirate tale was Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in 1883. However, Mr. Stevenson's pirates all used proper Victorian English(!), like "Shiver my timbers." So no possessive "me"s were used there. We do know that by the 1930's this bit of canonical pirate lingo had developed, as both Errol Flynn's 1935 Captain Blood and the 1934 ...
"My" = phonetically "Mee" is the correct older pronunciation. Think of words ending in Y, "Properly" = "Proper-lee", "Definitely" - "Defin-at-lee". Proper-lie or Definat-lie would be wrong, as is mie for MY.
No, this is a battle cry, used in pirate times. It had developed from German. It also is defo right so avast ye, ye scurvy barnacles
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