Nobody Said That Then! Masters of Sex, Not of Slang : The New Yorker

I love reading Hendrik Hertzberg, and hearing his commentaries on The New Yorker comment podcast, and this recent article of his caught my eye:

Nobody Said That Then! Masters of Sex, Not of Slang : The New Yorker.

And that article led me to the source he sites:

Prochronism:Downton Abbey, Season 4

I so enjoyed watching the final episode, but my pleasure isn’t diminished by the knowledge that so much of the script is littered with words that Lady Grantham never could have imagined uttering (I especially love the explanation of the misuse of “parenting”, since we’re all so engrossed in our own parenting skills or failings these days!!)

I’ve now subscribed to the Prochronism feed, and look forward to seeing Dr. Schmidt’s analyses of the language of modern representations of the past.