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Old 11th Mar 2015, 11:03 am   #101
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

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Originally Posted by wireful3 View Post
Anachronistic idiomatic phrases seem far more obvious than wrong props.
Try watching WPC56 then; "have a nice day" - in 1956 Britain?
"a tea for me and a Cappuccino for her" was there anywhere outside London where one could obtain such a drink before 1980s?
Referring to policemen as '"officer" in my childhood they were 'constables'
addressing members of CID as 'detective' - that wasn't even used in the US before Hill St Blues!

Props wise they have collared a good compliment of DAC90s as one might expect and the Police Station has a Sky Queen. Television hasn't, it would appear, yet appeared in the fictional Birmingham suburb.
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