Andrey (azangru) wrote,

"...if [a character’s] reflexes were not so fast," writes Neal Stephenson in the part of his book where he is otherwise trying to age the language to make an impression of his character having been transported to 17th-century England.

It is inconceivable to me how one can fail to register that such a usage is screamingly, outrageously more modern.

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