Captain Hook

Piccole letture in chiave umoristica e/o filosofica

Perché non provi inizialmente ad ascoltare l’audio senza leggere il testo?

Per sapere il significato delle parole evidenziate, passaci sopra con il mouse senza cliccare.

One day a pirate walked into a bar and the bartender said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you for a long time. You look terrible. What has happened to you?”
“What do you mean?” replied the pirate. “I’m fine.”
“What about the wooden leg?” asked the bartender. “You didn’t have that before.”
“Well,” replied the pirate, “we were in a battle and I was hit by a cannon ball. But I’m fine now.”
“Well, what about that hook? What happened to your hand?” the bartender enquired.
The pirate glanced at his hook and replied, “That was another battle. We boarded a ship and I got into a sword fight and my hand was cut off. They fixed me with this hook and I’m fine now.”
Well, what about that eye patch?” insisted the bartender.
“Ah, the eye patch,” said the pirate. “One day we were at sea and a flock of seagulls flew over. I looked up and one of them pooped in my eye.”
You must be joking,” replied the bartender. “You mean you lost an eye just from bird poop?”
The pirate sighed and answered, “It was my first day with the hook.”

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

10 thoughts on “Captain Hook”

  1. Hi Tony,
    Thank a lot fot for this funny story.
    I usually surf the web with my IPad, so I haven’t been able to clear all the highlighted words with a mouse. In any case I can use a web dictionary.


    1. Hi Claudio, thanks for your feedback. Yes, I’m afraid the “glossary” system that I use requires a mouse. I’ve tried to find a solution which would be good for tablets and phones but I’m afaid my technological know-how isn’t sufficient. Still, the glossary is an “extra” and, as you say, you can always use an online dictionary. 🙂


  2. This dismal story shows us that even a trivial, usual gesture can change our lives. Paying attention is never enough.


    1. I’m sorry you found the story “dismal”, Giuseppe. It was supposed to be amusing! It made me laugh when I read it. Remember that most “jokes” are at the expense of someone!
      With regards to your comment, I think I would use the adjective “everyday” rather than “usual”. Otherwise your thought is well expressed.


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