Last modified on 8 October 2006, at 07:46

Talk:anachronism

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Do we really need this many definitions, when Word of the Day gives just one? "# A person who seems to belong to another time" and "A person who seems to belong to another age" are identical, aren't they?

The etymology looks wrong too. I don't think "ana" means "up" in Greek. Other dictionaries disagree with this etymology (for example, dictionary.com).

The Word of the Day definition is imprecise too - an anachronism applies to any given time, not necessarily the present day. Digital watches are not an anachronism in the present day, but they are if the actors in a film about Victorian times are seen wearing them. — Paul G 14:00, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Technical notes: please use only the wikified word in the section heading. Also, I think this should be moved to WT:RFC/{{rfc}} instead. --Connel MacKenzie 16:13, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Corrected the etymology. —Stephen 13:44, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Looks all cleaned up to me. the rfv tag has been removed. I am re-submitting because of sense 8 Anachronism = Neglect; falsification. Looks like rubbish to me. Andrew massyn 19:14, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

FWIW, this sense is not in the full OED. While checking, I was amused to read that, in 1877, an R Lowe wrote in the (?London) Daily News It is smitten, if I may coin a word, not with an anachronism, but an achronism, viz. the absence of time. A neat pun, and to my limited Greek an appropriate translation. I see Google books has a few cites which seem valid, including possibly an earlier cite, so if anyone is keen...! --Enginear 09:03, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

I have dramatically simplified the defs down to 2 (plus the disputed one). Widsith 09:10, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

The disputed sense has already been removed & tag removed. Andrew massyn 07:46, 8 October 2006 (UTC)