Fans of the hit CBS crime/drama Blue Bloods are not too pleased with a word constantly used throughout the show. Don’t worry; it’s not a swear word.
Some fans of the show voiced their thoughts and feelings on Reddit. The word “forthwith” is not to be repeated on TV, or anywhere else. Thoughts?
According to Merriam Webster, forthwith means “without any delay.” Because cops and detectives are meant to quickly respond to emergencies, we can imagine how often the word gets voiced.
Two days ago, a user started a thread on the topic of the disliked word. “Anyone else annoyed that someone says the term forthwith in every episode? I can honestly say I’ve never used the term in my 45+ years.”
The first commenter, skieurope12, didn’t appear to have a problem with the word. “Forthwith” is code for “emergency” in both the NYPD and FDNY. Not saying it would be akin to not saying “stat” on a medical drama.”
HogginTheFeedz had similar thoughts. “I’ve read the jargon used by NYPD. Not sure if true or not. But apparently, they do try to accurately represent the NYPD in the way they talk, interact, dress, etc.”
Yogacat72 also doesn’t have a problem with the word. “I am not and have never been annoyed by it. And it’s not that uncommon around people who work in law enforcement and/or the military.”
Well Unloadedload, although you bring up a fascinating point, it looks like you’re alone with your thoughts on this one. What do you all think, Outsiders? Whether or not the word contributes meaning to the show, is it at all annoying?
Blue Bloods is Returning to CBS This Month
Since December 10, the hit show has been on break. But fear not crime fighters, the show is returning to television on January 7th at 10:00-11:00 ET/PT! We can all relax now.
The upcoming episode is titled, “Old Friends.” The episode’s premise is the following: “Old Friends” – An illegal drug shipment arriving in New York City forces Danny to partner up with his Texas Ranger associate, Major Waylon Gates (Lyle Lovett), to find the narcotics before they flood the streets. Also, Jamie makes a concerning discovery about a former mentor as he helps a neighbor handle a gambling debt, and Frank receives pushback from Mayor Chase over his handling of a brawl between demonstrators and police officers at a protest.” Is anyone interested?
Lovett is one of two guest stars in this upcoming episode. Singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett will play a con artist pretending to be Jimmy Buffett. Yes, that is correct. TV Insider has the first pictures of Buffett playing himself.