Learn your vocab correctly. Today: “anachronism”

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“Anachronismus” heißt es, wenn ein Ereignis der Vergangenheit unter Einbeziehung späterer historischer Begriffe, nachträglich entdeckter oder erfundener Gegenstände oder Konzepte beschrieben wird.

Die Benutzung von alten Tools, altem Werkzeug, alter Technologie heute ist nicht anachronistisch, sondern altmodisch.

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It’s called “anachronism” if you describe a past event and in the description historical categories or names for objects occur that only emerged or were discovered or invented much later.

Using old concepts, instruments, techniques or technology today is not called “anachronism” but “old-fashioned”.

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