An online forum I participate in mentioned today this BBC article, which I believe is interesting enough a read to share with you: Why are fantasy world accents British? By Brian Wheeler
Aaand… I thought I had no new words to share today, but the article and the forum discussion provided me with two!
His US/British accent in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was so jarring, and out of historical context, that it stood as a warning to all future directors.
Jar: v. 1 send a painful or uncomfortable shock through (a part of the body). Strike against something with an unpleasant vibration or jolt 2 have a disturbing or incongruous effect.
It’s all faux mediaeval codswallop.
Codswallop: n. Brit. informal nonsense.
(All definitions are taken from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 via WordReference.com unless otherwise stated.)
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) and interesting (to us, again) words we encountered in our readings. See this week round-up at BermudaOnion’s blog!