PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The film's "Swashbuckler" title is a reference to two things. First, it refers to a genre of films of which this movie is one. Wikipedia states Swashbuckler films are an "action-adventure sub-genre often characterized by sword-fighting and adventurous heroic characters, often set in Western Europe in the period between the late Renaissance and the Age of Reason with appropriately lavish costumes". Second, the term reflects sword wielding characters. Wikipedia says that "Swashbuckler (a.k.a. swasher) is a term that emerged in the 16th century and has been used for rough, noisy and boastful swordsmen ever since. A possible explanation for this term is that it derives from a fighting style using a side-sword with a buckler in the off-hand, which was applied with much "swashing and making a noise on the buckler"."
Here you are, my lord
Lynch: . The blade, you know, is very sharp.
Lord Durant: Unlike your wit.
When Nick and Ned are having their limerick competition, Nick uses the word 'Khaki'. This word is from the Hindustani language and only entered in the English language in the 1840s, through the British Army in India. Given 'Swashbuckler' is set in the 1700s, he could not have known the word.
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