Jack Sparrow: You, sailor. Mr. Gibbs: Cotton, sir. Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death? [pause] Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton. Answer, man. Mr. Gibbs: He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out, so he trained the parrot to talk for him. No one's yet figured how. Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton's... parrot. Same question. Parrot: [squawk] Wind in the sails. Wind in the sails. Mr. Gibbs: Mostly, we figure, that means 'yes.'