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  • proper n. The pirate captain from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Named for the hook that replaces one of his hands, he is the nemesis of Peter Pan. He lives in fear of the huge crocodile who ate his missing hand, and is obsessed with the notion of good form.


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  • Although there are no goths at a nearby headgear outlet called Hatmosphere, I spot several of them wearing newly purchased Captain Hook pirate hats.

    Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture


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