So has anyone else noticed the politically motivated death on Downton Abbey?   10 comments

I keep thinking how sad it is that the dog died, and can’t help but suspect that the reason was the poor creature’s no longer innocent name.

Have we really come to a place in time where we can not utter certain words without being completely misunderstood, or becoming a target?  Mind you, I am purposely not typing the dog’s name. That word will not be typed on my computer for a long time to come.  But it has an innocent meaning as well as the currently well-known one.  I would say look it up if you aren’t aware of it, but that might get you in trouble.  Go find an old-fashioned print dictionary and look it up, and then join me in mourning the loss of yet another word.  Not to mention a perfectly nice, innocent old dog.

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10 responses to “So has anyone else noticed the politically motivated death on Downton Abbey?

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  1. I noticed that and had a small tirade, which I ended up finally emailing to the show’s creator and writer. I don’t believe in letting others regulate my speech, thoughts or ideas.

  2. Good point. I totally didn’t put two and two together.

  3. Remember this dog had been around since the beginning of the series, so perhaps this isn’t a political statement but just old age creeping in – he was such a typical English yellow lab, my father had three of them, and took them “shooting” every Saturday. None of them lived more than ten to twelve years.

    • That is true, and the series started in 1912 or so, right? However – I still think it was politically motivated – and they dragged it out over three episodes, so it wasn’t just a case of the dog got old and died. If they had just replaced him with a puppy along the way, I would think that you were right, the other dog got old and died.

  4. OMG I never thought of that.

  5. according to the press, labrador was diagnosed with cancer

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