1) Everyone in the ancient world--who presumably spoke Greek, Latin, or Vikingish--seems to have British accents?
2) Just about every car crash or bullet to the gas tank causes a massive firestorm? If cars are really that explosive, should we even be allowed to drive them? With our CHILDREN???
3) During battle scenes, we never even once see even one soldier scream "eek!" and go running away from the battle like a little girl?
4) It seems like Virginians like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had British accents, yet less than a hundred years later Virginians like Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson had southern accents? The same southern accent that we hear today, a hundred and fifty years after Lee and Jackson's time?
5) Speaking of which, since "Jack" is another word for "John" then would someone with the last name "Jackson" be related to someone with the last name "Johnson"? And should we refer to going to the toilet as "going to the Jack"?
6) Also speaking of which, how come if Abe Lincoln was born and raised in rural Kentucky, he is never portrayed with a southern accent in films?
7) Why is it that Mexicans are portrayed speaking entirely in English, only to throw in a word or two in Spanish, such as "Welcome back, amigo" or "Gracias, my American friend, for all you have done"? Do Americans ever speak completely in Spanish, only to toss in a word or two of English? Like "Necessito un abogado tambien, my friend" or "Quiero una bierra, please".
8) Also, why when ordering a beer at a bar, do people in movies simply say "I'll have a beer" without specifying which brand? Have you ever tried in real life to ask a bartender for "a beer", rather than a "Bud" or "Guinness"?
9) And why is it that when ordering a beer in the movies, the customer never takes their change? Have they never had to break a twenty, or do they always leave very large tips?
Surprise and Fear
6 months ago