March 1, 2012
VIDEO: Downton Abbey Anachronism Watch
by Dennis Johnson
I know, I know, the New York Times and The Guardian write about Downton Abbey every day and the damn thing is sanctified. Oh yeah? Not so fast, you bougy lot, says former Times “On Language” columnist Ben Zimmer, in this YouTube video that says, um, would they really say that, or is Downton Abbey loaded with anachronisms?
Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.