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I was looking at the Jacquetta Woodville bio on The White Queen's site, and to my annoyance, I read, Jacquetta believes that both her [sic] and her daughter are descended from the river goddess Melusina . . . . No. If Jacquetta believes anything, it's that she and her daughter are descended from the goddess in question! As well, earlier in the bio, "court-life" doesn't need that hyphen.

I might forgive the unnecessary use of the hyphen, but the use of an objective pronoun where a subjective one is required is difficult to take—and it does nothing to persuade me to watch the show.

Anyone else suffering from a minor, SPAG-related annoyance?

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delphipsmith
Aug. 8th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
I was annoyed by this show the minute I saw the first trailer and realized how jam-packed it was with historical howlers. Now, to add insult to injury, there are grammatical errors. I give up :P
iulia_linnea
Aug. 10th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
And not only that, but there's magic in it! Magic. WtF?! I don't have the channel, and I'm not going out of my way to find the show elsewhere.

—not that magic is bad, but this is an historical drama!

Edited at 2013-08-10 07:18 pm (UTC)
dickgloucester
Aug. 9th, 2013 06:29 am (UTC)
I'll be sure to make a note of it the next time I come across one. Which is inevitable.

Current favourites: confusion of "like" and "as"; use of "impact" when "affect" is meant.
iulia_linnea
Aug. 10th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Oh, the use of "impact" for "affect" drives me nuts!
persevero
Aug. 9th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
And a greengrocers' apostrophe. As for the show, I've only seen trailers but I was infuriated by the 21st-century faces and haircuts.
iulia_linnea
Aug. 10th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely!

I doubt I'll see the show. *shakes head*
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