Monthly Archives: February 2014

Language Skills: Finding the Balance Between Downton Abbey and Duck Dynasty

Comparing the way people communicated years ago – even in the first part of the 20th Century – with how we speak and write today, is like comparing Downton Abbey to Duck Dynasty.

I enjoy the PBS period drama for its  round characters, historical context, literary allusions, and fantastic scene-writing.  Maggie Smith’s aristocratic banter alone makes Downton Abbey worth watching. Duck Dynasty, on the other hand,  about a family of Louisiana Continue reading