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Comic #4061

1 Higgs: So the previous cook be in a right stew?
2 Wendy: Nay, lad. The cap’n ’n’ Dirque be in a stew once, but the cook ne’er be bein’ captured by cannibals.
3 Higgs: Oh, lucky him then.
3 Wendy: As lucky as any salt can be in Davy Jones’ Locker.
4 Higgs: Oh, there be a locker wi’ pantry supplies?

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I had a serious question of pirate grammar to settle while writing this strip, which I reported in my daily blog at the time:

Which of these is most correct?

As you can see, I decided to go for the third option. I feel like pirate grammar handily has a vastly greater variety of subtly different past tenses than regular English.

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