Talk:771: Period Speech

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Although "grok" might be a slang term used among programmers, its roots are somewhat older.

According to , "Grok /ˈɡrɒk/ is a word coined by Robert A. Heinlein for his 1961 science-fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land,[...]" 11:55, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't want to live in a world where people need to determine who coined Grok by checking a reference. It's time for one of us to— Kazvorpal (talk) 15:42, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Also, "Jive" shouldn't be taken to mean "bullshit" but "what I'm saying" or "How I'm speaking." 23:57, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Blogger Reenactment Faires? That's a pretty hilarious typo (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This comic comes to mind particularly painfully with respect to the Joseph Ducreux image macros. ~~~~ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Rather too late to add, but I think that a plated 'King' Arthur is not good example of anachronism. One can easily make an argument that it's not a possible historical character that is represented, but actually the one from the Matière de Bretaigne with its many retellings all through the Mediæval and Early Modern periods. Most movies are re-retellings of those.Richardelguru (talk) 10:58, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Here's an idea: How about comparing it to modern views and movies about the crusades? 20:20, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Another really late comment: I saw something in a rather silly comic which combines this idea with some time travelers doing a poor job trying to blend in: -- 23:49, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

I don't think anyone has taken notice of the props the actors saying "Ten-Four" are using. There is a spear, a dagger, a handgun, and a computer, which were all invented in quite different times. It is quite unlikely to see a spear and a computer held in hand in the same room CreatorOfBob (talk) 01:19, 11 May 2023 (UTC)

The comic's subtext specifically says that anachronisms will abound in the future. Like, say, far-future people thinking that handguns and spears are from the same epoch. Nitpicking (talk) 01:31, 11 May 2023 (UTC)
I remember trying to get a good reference on the sword-shape, back when this comic released. It seems reminiscent of certain improbable manga-style swords (unscabbardable, with a somewhat inverse cross-sectional profile, or bulkier scabbard if there is one), though maybe ultimately based upon a sabre of some specific time and territory I couldn't(/still can't) narrow down.
Meanwhile the spear is 'of an era/location' (or several), itself, perhaps more ceremonial in more sophisticated contexts, or else for hunting (but not of anything dangerous, like boars) rather than for actual war. The knife seems actally contemporaneous with the handgun (modern 'Rambo'/survival-style, not a dirk/stiletto/etc; and the gun not being a six-shooter, but a rather modern variation of pistol), though it does imply that the weilder of both is likely waving one or other in their 'off-hand' (but then 'Hollywood combat' rules apply, bringing and simultaneously using both gun and knife to a gun/knife-fight - at least one combatant, and probably both, is going to be pulling off hyperspeed dodge-and-parries disrupting the other party's aim/slash as both blades and bullets ultimately fail to do much more than 'scratch' them.
And the laptop/notebook... Yes, you still have that folding profile, but 'convertible tablet' styles, with prop-up sections, might be the type Randall would draw (for intentional contrast) in a current deliberate attempt to narrowly anachronise. (Or not... I mean it could have been a flip-phone or even a huge-handset 'mobile' phone of the late '80s.)
...No doubt there was some thought about how to combine such incongruousness, but of course we don't really know what options were thought about and rejected. 04:50, 11 May 2023 (UTC)