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Did people talk excessively that during the Sherlock Holmes' era?

I was watching Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes series. Did the Brits actually talk like that? Holy shit, how redundant. I bet if you took someone from that era and placed them in the here and now then they would find that we spoke so little.

by Anonymousreply 1005/31/2013

Jesus Fucking Christ. If you're not a troll you rate as the best exemplar of the dolt that the DL has offered up in a long time.

Let's try a few responses:

1. Why, yes, of course. Ask anyone. The British are famously erudite and never stop talking. And they can't get over how reticent Americans are.

2. Why, yes, of course. There's nothing like a Robert Downey imitation of English speech to give you an exact sense of what being British is like. And isn't it amazing that Downey talked exactly the way he does in all his movies - like a pompous, strung-out egotist who thinks no one knows he showed up for work stoned?

3. Why, yes, of course. The screenwriters tried very hard to get the British idiom accurate.

4. Why, yes, of course. In that era, for some reason, the "Brits" talked excessively. Never before, never after. Just in that era. The "era" of the late 19th century, so long ago in the mists of time that we don't know it was all that tea that did it or if it was mass OCD.

On other notes, though:

1. Look up "redundant," since you obviously do not know its meaning.

2. "In the here and now" sounds like a teenager's elegantism. Do you have something against the word "present"? It seems, I don't know, that you like to talk excessively.

3. You do realize that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, don't you, and that he therefore did not have an "era"? Just checking.

4. "....then they would find that we spoke so little." Why would you bet on this? Do you have a gambling problem? Or is it a matter that you do not know how to construct a logical thought and express it in language?

No wonder you think that others speak excessively. All that noise going on and you have such trouble figuring out what it all means.

As noted, Jesus Fucking Christ.

by Anonymousreply 105/25/2013

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by Anonymousreply 205/25/2013

The worst situation in that era was all the tweeting. They would multi-task and tweet on one topic while discussing a different topic.

by Anonymousreply 305/25/2013

R2, eat shit much? Because that breath needs work.

by Anonymousreply 405/25/2013

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by Anonymousreply 505/25/2013

R4 sounds exactly like Sherlock Holmes.

by Anonymousreply 605/25/2013


Thanks, R6.

See how bad it has gotten here?

by Anonymousreply 705/25/2013

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by Anonymousreply 805/25/2013

R1 are you angry at the world ?

by Anonymousreply 905/26/2013

Robert Downey Jr. a sociopath?

by Anonymousreply 1005/31/2013
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