How Language Gives Period Dramas Away

The writers of old-timey Netflix hits like ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘Mank’ sometimes flub their lines

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The real Marion Davies, who died in 1961, probably never used the word ‘ciggy-boo’ (Wikimedia Commons / Photoplay Magazine)

I write about words and run about screaming. Irish, currently doing an MA in English Linguistics and Literature. clarech.carrd.co

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