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October 24, 2011

Pretention of disbelief

Modern slang in Downton Abbey is a problem, innit?

Footman Thomas Barrow used 'get knotted' in one episode earlier this month, while in Sunday's instalment he said: 'I am fed up seeing our lot get shafted.'

Both expressions are believed to have originated in the 1960s. Meanwhile, Captain Matthew Crawley, while in the trenches, used the modern-sounding phrase: 'You have been taking logic pills again.'

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 24, 2011 07:24 AM