"We are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things."
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In the first draft of the The Curse of the Black Pearl's screenplay, there was more detail of the ceremony. After James Norrington drew the ceremonial sword, he flourished the sword and snapped the blade up in front of his face. Governor Swann then stepped forward to pin a medal to Norrington's jacket, then steps back. Norrington nodded before turning to nod to his fellow officers, then turned again and nods to the audience. Another flourish, and he returned the sword to its scabbard. The silence was broken by loud applause and backslapping from the Navy men. Whereas, the last part of the ceremony seen in the film was Norrington flourishing the sword.
During the ceremony, Norrington can be seen wearing the neck badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath. This, however, is an error, as the Pirates of the Caribbean films are set during the reign of KingGeorge II of Great Britain, as seen in On Stranger Tides), and the Order of the Bath did not receive three classes until 1815; before that, it only had the class of Knight Companion, whose badge was suspended from a sash. It's unknown if this was an oversight by the writers or not.