Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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"Smile, you son of a bitch!"

♫ Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. ♪
♪ Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. ♫
♫ For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. ♪
♪ And so nevermore shall we see you again. ♫

Raz nearly hit the ceiling during the scene with Ben Gardner's boat. And the Ziegfeld has a really tall ceiling.

You know, it's interesting how a mistake can be codified in the public mindset. A case in point is "gigawatt," which Christopher Lloyd pronounces with a soft "g." Now, a gigawatt is one billion - 10 to the ninth power - watts (a truly ludicrous amount of energy), but a billion of anything was a really exotic concept in 1985 (look at how excited Carl Sagan would get when discussing the number). So there really weren't too many people to notice that the word was being mispronounced. Of course, it is only really apparent within recent years as the billion prefix has since become part of everyday vernacular. If you started walking around saying "gigabyte" with the soft "g," most people would give you some pretty funny looks.

And now, bedways is bestways...
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