Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    812

    The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    I recently came across an old thread about the meaning of the fine print at the bottom of the "Auction Today" poster in Pirates of the Caribbean. Here is a post from the thread that shows the writing clearly:
    So... PoTC Auction Show Scene...

    It says "All proceeds to the P.B.S. of A." I had noticed this many years ago and have always assumed that it was jokingly in reference to a fictional organization such as "Pirate Bride Society of America" or "Pirate Bride Service of America" but I don't know this for a fact. I'm kind of surprised that nobody else thought that the "B" stood for "Bride," but anyway, has anybody discovered the intended meaning of this initialism by now?

  2. #2

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Autobot Base
    Posts
    2,110

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Acronym's making me think of that comment from X. Atencio about the 90s Political Correctness changes making the Pirates into "the Boy Scouts of the Caribbean" (or A​merica in this case).
    M-I-C-K-E-Y P-R-I-M-E

    Flickr
    Lend a hand at Disney Wiki

  3. #3

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,268

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Pirates and Buccaneers Society of America

    (Though some say it is Public Broadcasting Station of Anaheim)

  4. #4

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    1845 Sugarcube Ln., Ponyville, Equestria
    Posts
    562

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Kind of funny how it works that way isn't it? We make an acronym of something that is relevant at the time but as time passes in the future people looking back may not have a single clue what we were talking about.



    Total Tender Rides: 20
    Total Lilly Belle Rides: 9
    Total Dapper Days Attended: 2
    Total Mark Twain Wheelhouse Rides: 5

  5. #5

    • Evil is Sexy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Chula Vista, California, United States
    Posts
    1,008

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Pillaged (Plundered?) Brides Society of the Americas.
    Peter Pan: "You know, your hair is on fire."
    Me: "Yes. It happened after a recent trip to Neverland."
    Peter Pan: "Well, you can dunk your head in the pond behind us, if you want."

    Lost Child of
    Neverland since 1996.
    ~Favorite Hero: Peter Pan. Favorite Villian:Malificent.Favorite Ride: The Haunted Mansion.~

  6. #6

    • Heavy Breather
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    A Galaxy Far Far Away
    Posts
    808

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Quote Originally Posted by WildeNight View Post
    Pillaged (Plundered?) Brides Society of the Americas.
    Yep that outgha do it. Love your avatar by the way. Anytime I read your post I read them in a creepy voice in my head :P.


    What is thy bidding, my Mouseter?

    Check out my tumblr: http://dvader2015.tumblr.com/









  7. #7

    • Seeker of Fun
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,348

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Actually never noticed this before..I'll have to check it out whenever we go back!
    Stockholder and Walt Disney Autograph holder!!

  8. #8

    • Evil is Sexy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Chula Vista, California, United States
    Posts
    1,008

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Quote Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
    Yep that outgha do it. Love your avatar by the way. Anytime I read your post I read them in a creepy voice in my head :P.

    LOL! Thanks? I just like this image of Peter. No one ever thinks about how much of a trickster he is and the fine line he actually walks between harmless and sinister.
    Peter Pan: "You know, your hair is on fire."
    Me: "Yes. It happened after a recent trip to Neverland."
    Peter Pan: "Well, you can dunk your head in the pond behind us, if you want."

    Lost Child of
    Neverland since 1996.
    ~Favorite Hero: Peter Pan. Favorite Villian:Malificent.Favorite Ride: The Haunted Mansion.~

  9. #9

    • Heavy Breather
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    A Galaxy Far Far Away
    Posts
    808

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Oh I know, he just threw Hooks hand to the Crocodile. Even though it was a "childish prank".

  10. #10

    • No Disassemble!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    791

    Re: The meaning of "P.B.S. of A." (POTC auction scene)

    Public Broadcasting Service of Aruba ?
    Pirate Booty Society of the Americas ?
    Many Bothans died to bring you these fastpasses.

Similar Threads

  1. Pink Floyd's The Wall meaning
    By MrsMonroe in forum The Walt Disney Studios and Industry Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-29-2012, 05:50 PM
  2. The True Meaning Behind "Day and Night"
    By Goover in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 08:11 PM
  3. [Fun] The Meaning of DisneyS.E.A.
    By ImagineerWaryur in forum Tokyo Disney Resort
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-20-2009, 03:13 PM
  4. My Essay on the True Meaning and Spirit of Disneyland...
    By VeganPrincess in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-13-2007, 03:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •