Don't those just drive you up the roof?I think, as others have mentioned, that getting attitudes and mindset wrong is more annoying than minor factual mistakes. .My pet peeve is the feisty female heroine, acting as f she lived in the 21st century, with no account taken of restrictions imposed by society on women in the past.
Haven't seen the potato review. Something minor like that I might throw up on a status update at Goodreads for a chuckle but to carry on about it for a whole review? I'd have to be pretty ticked overall at the book.
Hehe, you remind me of one historical romance set in 1849 San Francisco during. It's well into fall (she'd just arrived via wagon train), and the hero kept carrying on about *buying her a ticket home*. Just how was she supposed to get back to Ohio or whatever it was? Ship? Wagon train over the Sierras in the winter? Airplane?You've hit it exactly. And when the mistakes are just freaking silly as you call it--especially since you can just Google whatever it is and at least get some basic idea what you're talking about--there's just no excuse for it.