[LMB] Death demon now reader response
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On Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 5:48 PM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> I remember when a new series of "Robin Hood" on BBC TV was criticised for using modern slang. Any story of that era is a translation, only Dutch-speakers might be able to understand 13th Century "English." But people expect it to sound what some SAC-er called "forsoothly," which is actually 16th or 17th Century English and just as anachronistic as 20th Century street talk.
> Peter Hews
If it is the series I think about, it was on purpose - speech and clothing and thinking was 'modernized' to make a new way of telling the tale.
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