I Guess the Artist Didn’t Get the Memo

I was reading Warren Ellis’ Crecy, which tells the story of the famed triumph of the English longbow over the chivalry of France in 1346. Early in the comic, Ellis tells us via his narrator, “We shoot or loose an arrow. We do not fire it. Firing is for cannon. Not cannons. Cannon is the plural of cannon.”

Later on there is a map of the battlefield that shows how the troops were deployed. The artillery is shown in two spots with the following label: cannons. Whoops. The map of Great Britain is pretty funny though. To the north there is “Fucking Scotland,” while to the west Wales is labeled simply “Sheep Shaggers.” Did I mention this comic is very English?

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