LANGUAGEZOUNDS! Cap'n Haddock's Curses
| From Mike Power's pages
, a paen to colorful ways to curse without drawing up the eyebrows of that self-righteous prig sitting next to you in the shopping mall | Colorful words such as "Miserable earthworms! Nest of rattlesnakes! Slubberdegullions! Patagonians! Egotists!
" and "Tramps!
For the uninitiated, Cap'n Haddock is, or was, the creation of Belgian cartoonist Hergé [1907 - 1983] - a pseudonym of Georges Remi's initials (G.R.) in reverse (R.G.) - is the creator of the highly popular comic character, Tintin
| This famous artist is often considered to be the most influential European comic artist ever | His "clear line" style was copied by many artists | At a young age, Georges Remi, like so many other Catholic boys, joined the boy scouts - an experience which greatly influenced his personality. In fact, the character Tintin was often compared with the stereotype of a boy scout |
I really ought to be paying thanks to David Brooks
who went through all the work to compile Captain Haddock's salty talk for us |