Swamp-speak is essentially a rural southern U.S. dialect laced with nonstop malapropisms, fractured grammar, "creative" spelling and mangled polysyllables such as "incredibobble" and "hysteriwockle," plus invented words such as the exasperated exclamations "Bazz Fazz!," "Rowrbazzle!" and "Moomph!.Pogo has been engaged in his favorite pastime, fishing in the swamp from a flat-bottomed boat, and has hooked a small catfish. "Ha!" he exclaims, "A small fry!" At this point Hoss-Head the Champeen Catfish, bigger than Pogo himself, rears out of the swamp and the following dialogue ensues: Hoss-Head: [with fins on hips and an angry scowl] Chonk back that catfish chile, Pogo, afore I whops you!Pogo: Yassuree, Champeen Hoss-Head, yassuh yassuh yassuh yassuh yassuh... [tosses baby fish back in water] Pogo: [walks away, muttering discontentedly] Things gettin' so humane 'round this swamp, us folks will have to take up eatin' MUD TURKLES! Churchy: [a turtle, eavesdropping from behind a tree with Howland Owl] Horroars! A cannibobble! [passes out] Howland: [holding the unconscious Churchy] Ol' Churchy is done overcame! Pogo: It was a finger of speechâ€”I apologize! Why, I LOVES yo', Churchy LaFemme!: [suddenly recovered from his swoon] With pot licker an' black-eye peas, you loves me, sirâ€”HA! Us is through, Pogo!