I’ve always liked the expression “he swears like a longshoreman.”
My liking hasn’t been tempered by the fact that I rarely swear and have never met any longshoremen. Or at least, I didn’t until Burdock came along.
But the fact is, sometimes they aren’t.
But, in all honesty, he never lived up to his slightly amended name, either: Spike.
Fortunately, even a series of ill-fitting names can’t keep a cat from the home that’s meant to be his.