Yes it is. That doesn't mean it's on the level of dissecting mitochondrial DNA, but it also doesn't mean it's information that the average person on the street should be expected to know. Would you think it fair of me to assume that everybody knows the difference between a Jeep TJ, XJ, ZJ and KJ and the various models of each? It's that sort of territory - there are a lot of people in the world who know, and they'll mostly be Jeep enthusiasts, but they are utterly dwarfed by the billions more who don't have a clue.Nick Cooper 625 wrote: You flatter me, as it's not particularly "specialist knowledge" at all
Who said anything about needing to be a world or leading expert? That doesn't alter the fact that most viewers wouldn't immediately know how to differentiate between American and British military equipment.There are a (very) few subjects of which I might be classed as a world/leading expert, but this ain't one of them!
Based purely on the unscientific study I carried out with the Scots I work with here, where none of them picked up on it, I would query "most". I suspect those Scots that know or care enough about the military to know that the Royal Scots are unlikely to recruit outside Scotland would - but would that equal "most Scots"?Most Scots would recognise the recruiting incongruity
Yep, exactly as I mentioned previously - you'd expect people like that to notice. But that's still a very small percentage of people compared to even the total UK (never mind global) viewership of Lost.as would a awful lot of people in or with connections to the British Army as a whole
You're just reinforcing my own argument :)You could also flip it round and say many Americans (especially the gun enthusiasts) - and those of other nations - would also wonder why a American soldier would be on a British recruiting poster.
And honestly, Nick, you're obsessing over a level of detail that most viewers would never pick up on. If you *genuinely* think that *most* viewers are au fait enough with military equipment that they would immediately notice the mistake, and that people like me who have no idea about what uniforms and weapons the UK and American military currently use are in the minority, then there's no answer to that, other than for me to say that I think you're completely wrong.Honesty, Gareth, this isn't just background set-dressing, it's an important part of the plot.