IMO, the script writer didn't know the correct term, and the script
editor didn't realise it was wrong, so didn't llok for the right word.
Happens a lot with obsolescent technologies - e.g., pretty well
everybody who isn't a rail fan calls a tender a "coal car."
Russell Crowe put it pretty succinctly a while back. When asked if "Master and
Commander" was historically accurate, of it it was just "Hollywood", he replied
it was entertainment, and that if you wanted historical accuracy, you needed to
In other words. movies are the same as the mass news media in that you can't put
stock in what they say. They don't have a clue --AND-- they don't care.
"Back to the Future" when Dr. Brown and Marty McFly kept saying jiggahertz
A stile is a narrow opening, typically in a fence, that will permit the passage
single animal, usually after a toll has been paid, or for purposes of loading
onto a wagon or truck.
A turn - stile is an evolution of the stile having a set of arms projecting
from a rotable hub. It is typically used to permit the passage of a single
at a time, and is most often seen in theaters, and subway and bus depots. It is
thing you drop the coins into and then walk through.
A turn - table is the thing that locomotives are turned on.
A gallows turntable is one that is built like an inside-out suspension bridge, or
perhaps half a suspension bridge. It has a tower at the center, which acts as
anchor for the cable stays, which hold the structure together and support the
Just ignore the dialog and enjoy the action.
A stile can also be an arrangement of steps on either side of a fence so
that humans can easily climb over but domestic animals cannot. However, in
this case, there is no way that this arrangement can be made into a
Commander" was historically accurate<
It depends what you mean by accurate. If you mean did that English ship
chase that French ship then I would say Hollywood. If you mean were sailing
ships at that time in history as portrayed by the movie then I would
consider it better than most. I learned much about ships from the
Hornblower series and could even name ropes and sails when I was very young.
And for the most part very accurately.
Froggy @ thepond..com,
In a message on Sat, 10 Sep 2005 14:47:31 GMT, wrote :
needed to go to
can't put any
jiggaWATTs vs gigaWATTS, 3.3 gigaWATTS to be exact.
passage of a
It is that
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