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Old 14th Mar 2015, 2:39 pm   #102
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

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Originally Posted by Nicklyons2 View Post
Referring to policemen as '"officer" in my childhood they were 'constables'
.....fictional Birmingham suburb.
I don't know this series, but having been born in Brum and lived there until the age of 19, may I suggest that "constable" spoken in a real Brummie accent can sound decidedly rude. Maybe that's why they thought that "officer" was less likely to be offensive....Just a thought.
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