Thursday, March 10, 2005
From Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl (2003)
Elizabeth: Captain Barbossa, I am here [aboard the Black Pearl} to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal.
Barbossa: There are a lot of long words in there, Miss; we’re naught but humble pirates. What is it that you want?
Elizabeth: I want you to leave and never come back. [Laughter]
Barbossa: I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no."
[After much talk, she finally convinces them to leave.]
Elizabeth: Our bargain?
Bo’sun: Still the guns and stow ‘em! Signal the men, set the flags and make good to clear port!
Elizabeth: Wait! You have to take me to shore. According to the code of the order of the brethren—
Barbossa: First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I "must" do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate’s Code to apply and you’re not. And thirdly, the Code is more what you’d call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.