Originally Posted by djoberg
Has anyone here seen the Amazon Prime original Britannia? It's in 4K and the PQ is incredible. The downside is the "gratuitous violence" (too much GORE for these eyes) and the language is quite bad too. I often wonder if they actually used F-bombs in that era.
Originally Posted by mrtickleuk
I've looked and Britannia is not "included with Prime" here in the UK, but I have a huge backlog of stuff to watch so probably not a big issue! Actually I don't have any problem whatsoever with strong language (I prefer the term "bad" language to be reserved for words like "rape" and "kill", and never as a judgement against harsh words) especially if it's in context.
Strictly speaking, I don't believe in "censorship" either if it is truly a case of being, as you say, "in context." This is why I ended my post by saying, "I often wonder if they (the Romans during the Roman Empire) actually used F-bombs in that era." I ended up doing a "Google Search" on that subject and most, if not all, links that addressed that issue said the F-word wasn't even in existence at that time. Here is quote that substantiates that view:
"The f-word is of Germanic origin, related to Dutch, German, and Swedish words for 'to strike' and 'to move back and forth.' It first appears, though, only in the 16th century, in a manuscript of the Latin orator Cicero."
Other links veered somewhat from that view but no one that I read attributed the word to the Romans and none said emphatically that it was in usage during the Roman Empire during their war campaigns against other countries to conquer and grow the Roman Empire. So, if this is truly the case, then hearing F-bombs in Amazon Prime's Britannia
is NOT "in context." They are simply employing that language because, sadly, people are so used to hearing it today, especially in action movies involving wars, crime dramas, etc.