Less blogging than usual yesterday due to my attendance at a Pirate Wedding which appropriately took place on the waterside at Holborn Studios. A great many swashes were buckled, and the assembly sang ‘Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum’ to the happy couple (one of whom is in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 4’).

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  1. I.A.M. says:

    One feels the need to be totally geeky and Elizabethan here and explain that a “Buckler” is best imagined as a personal-sized shield for the feller who can take care of himself for the most part. They’re about the size of a large dinner plate and strapped — or buckled, hence the name — to one’s forearm on the arm which hold the sword. Thus, one can fight like billy-o and fend off the blade of another if one swashes the air with one’s sword instead of one’s opponent’s shoulder.

    …and there’s you’re nerd weaponry lesson for today.

    …why do I know this? There’s a line about “we [women] have bucklers of our own, you know”, that always bothered me in Much Ado About Nothing that always bothered me, and once I learned what it meant, it’s never left my brain.

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