History Headscratchers / DowntonAbbey

14th Apr '17 4:09:29 AM YankeeDave
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** Tea with milk is kosher as kosher is about separating meat and dairy. It's also very likely that Lord Sinderby isn't very strict as Jews who are strict about keeping kosher generally don't accept the hospitality of non-Jews. This is due to the unavoidable contamination of dairy and meat in not just food preparation but with the china, silverware etc.

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** Tea with milk is kosher as kosher is about separating meat and dairy. It's also very likely that Lord Sinderby isn't very strict as Jews who are strict about keeping kosher generally don't accept the hospitality of non-Jews. This is due to the unavoidable contamination of dairy and meat in not just food preparation but with the china, silverware etc.etc.
** Purely anecdotal, but in my experience Jews who don't keep kosher are just as proud of their faith as those who do. Given the amount of persecution they've been through, they kind of have to be.
20th Mar '17 2:54:23 PM ivymutant
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** No, she would be Marchioness Hexham because a Marquess, who she is marrying, outranks an Earl, who she is the daughter of. The higher ranked title takes precedence. However, she would be addressed as Lady Hexham in conversation. Because British titles are weird and like to call everyone Lord/Lady in many circumstances, whatever their actual rank.
12th Mar '17 7:23:08 PM LupineMoon
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** OP here. So does that mean that because - if I understand correctly - Bertie Pelham as the Marquess of Hexham who outranks her, she is Lady Hexham and not Lady Edith?
20th Dec '16 11:06:43 AM Xtifr
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** They should use ReversePsychology while they were at it like the fathers in ''TheFantasticks'': forbid the children from each other ''because'' they wanted to get them together.

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** They should use ReversePsychology while they were at it like the fathers in ''TheFantasticks'': ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'': forbid the children from each other ''because'' they wanted to get them together.
11th Oct '16 3:05:36 PM cjay
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* Was it ever explained where the girls' names came from? It's absolutely bizarre that a man who hates (or at least is extremely suspicious of) Catholocism would name his first daughter Mary, isn't it?

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* Was it ever explained where the girls' names came from? It's absolutely bizarre that a man who hates (or at least is extremely suspicious of) Catholocism Catholicism would name his first daughter Mary, isn't it?



** Daisy also has a secure job that provides roof and food, and apparently no dependant family members. It's not as if she's in a similar situation to Ethel, on the verge of starvation.

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** Daisy also has a secure job that provides roof and food, and apparently no dependant dependent family members. It's not as if she's in a similar situation to Ethel, on the verge of starvation.



* In the season 5 Christmas special, Lord Sinderby rudely barks at Thomas to bring him milk for his tea, but I thought Jewish people weren't supposed to mix dairy with other food? Like, I understand that not every Jewish person keeps kosher, but Sinderby is so vociferous in his defence of his faith and traditions it seems like he would. Is it just an oversight on the part of the writers?
** Tea with milk is kosher as kosher is about seperating meat and dairy. It's also very likely that Lord Sinderby isn't very strict as Jews who are strict about keeping kosher generally don't accept the hospitality of non-Jews. This is due to the unavoidable contamination of dairy and meat in not just food preparation but with the china, silverware etc.

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* In the season 5 Christmas special, Lord Sinderby rudely barks at Thomas to bring him milk for his tea, but I thought Jewish people weren't supposed to mix dairy with other food? Like, I understand that not every Jewish person keeps kosher, but Sinderby is so vociferous in his defence defense of his faith and traditions it seems like he would. Is it just an oversight on the part of the writers?
** Tea with milk is kosher as kosher is about seperating separating meat and dairy. It's also very likely that Lord Sinderby isn't very strict as Jews who are strict about keeping kosher generally don't accept the hospitality of non-Jews. This is due to the unavoidable contamination of dairy and meat in not just food preparation but with the china, silverware etc.
2nd Sep '16 8:11:07 AM kundoo
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** O'Brien amd Thomas only fell out in the beginning of the third season which takes place three years after Season 2, episode 3. They were on friendly terms before that so there's plenty of time for her to tell him her secret offscreen.

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** O'Brien amd and Thomas only fell out in the beginning of the third season which takes place three years after Season 2, episode 3. They were on friendly terms before that that, so there's plenty of time for her to tell him her secret offscreen.
2nd Sep '16 8:10:15 AM kundoo
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** O'Brien amd Thomas only fell out in the beginning of the third season which takes place three years after Season 2, episode 3. They were on friendly terms before that so there's plenty of time for her to tell him her secret offscreen.
10th Feb '16 9:03:41 PM KatanaGeldar
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* In the season 5 Christmas special, Lord Sinderby rudely barks at Thomas to bring him milk for his tea, but I thought Jewish people weren't supposed to mix dairy with other food? Like, I understand that not every Jewish person keeps kosher, but Sinderby is so vociferous in his defence of his faith and traditions it seems like he would. Is it just an oversight on the part of the writers?

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* In the season 5 Christmas special, Lord Sinderby rudely barks at Thomas to bring him milk for his tea, but I thought Jewish people weren't supposed to mix dairy with other food? Like, I understand that not every Jewish person keeps kosher, but Sinderby is so vociferous in his defence of his faith and traditions it seems like he would. Is it just an oversight on the part of the writers?writers?
**Tea with milk is kosher as kosher is about seperating meat and dairy. It's also very likely that Lord Sinderby isn't very strict as Jews who are strict about keeping kosher generally don't accept the hospitality of non-Jews. This is due to the unavoidable contamination of dairy and meat in not just food preparation but with the china, silverware etc.
10th Jan '16 2:20:35 PM robodirect
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*** It feels to me as though an "underbutler" is a name the Crawleys pulled out of their top hat to be able to give a job back to Thomas without going back on their previous decision to reduce themselves to only one footman.
**** You guys should know that underbutler is a real term, and just means assistant butler.

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*** It feels to me as though an "underbutler" is a name the Crawleys pulled out of their top hat to be able to give a job back to Thomas without going back on their previous decision to reduce themselves to only one footman.
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**** You guys should know that underbutler is a real term, and just means assistant butler.butler.

* In the season 5 Christmas special, Lord Sinderby rudely barks at Thomas to bring him milk for his tea, but I thought Jewish people weren't supposed to mix dairy with other food? Like, I understand that not every Jewish person keeps kosher, but Sinderby is so vociferous in his defence of his faith and traditions it seems like he would. Is it just an oversight on the part of the writers?
3rd Jan '16 7:04:30 PM Keighvin
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*** It feels to me as though an "underbutler" is a name the Crawleys pulled out of their top hat to be able to give a job back to Thomas without going back on their previous decision to reduce themselves to only one footman.

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*** It feels to me as though an "underbutler" is a name the Crawleys pulled out of their top hat to be able to give a job back to Thomas without going back on their previous decision to reduce themselves to only one footman.footman.
**** You guys should know that underbutler is a real term, and just means assistant butler.
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