Headline: Huzzah receives Gilbertian response
A hearty "huzzah", an extra ration of grog and a signed photo of Lord Nelson for true patriot John Webster, who alerted us to this shameless act of piracy.
[Capt Corcoran] Bosun, in commemoration of this victorious occasion see that extra grog is served to the ship's company at 7 bells.
[Bosun] Begging your pardon, sir. If what?
[Capt Corcoran] "If what?" I don't understand!
[Sir Joseph Porter KCB] The gentleman is quite right - "if you please!"
[Capt Corcoran, through stiff upper lip and gritted teeth] "If - you - please!"
[Sir Joseph Porter KCB]
For I hold that on the seas,
The expression "if you please"
A particularly gentlemanly tone implants -"
[Chorus] And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts!