Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Language evolution

Last night I watched couple of minutes of "Airplane-2" on TV. It was filmed in 1982 and I saw it lots of times. What struck me as interesting was this phrase:

"Get me the captain, pronto!"

We used to hear "pronto" on TV quite often.
But we don't hear it anymore (unless it's an Italian movie). So how would this phrase sound today?

"Get me the captain, stat!"

Thank you, ER, for "updating the lingo".
(picture from www.imdb.com)

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