The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has a lot of annachronisms. Supposedly set around 1660-68, it features:
Weapons and uniforms that wouldn’t come into use until around the American Revolution (1775–1783. The British Royal Navy didn’t have proper uniforms at all until 1748).
Jack was to be hanged on a trapdoor-style gallows (invented in the 1800s).
Modern smokeless gunpowder (1875).
The use of the word ‘scallywag,’ which was a term coined during The American Civil War(1860s).
The use of the phrase “Bob’s your uncle,” which dates to the 1890s.
The use of the word “port” to refer to the left side of a ship; this didn’t become popular until the mid-1800s. The characters should still be saying “larboard” instead. (The Disneyland ride on which the film was based surprisingly averts this.)
Late 17th century long, curly wigs alongside 18th century ponytailed, powdered wigs.
Late 18th century firearms.
19th century teacups.
Singapore, founded as a city in 1819 and until then a big swamp with a coastal fishing village.
Barbossa’s coveted green apples weren’t cultivated until 1868.
A Roosevelt-era teddy bear (early 1900s).
(list from tvtropes.org)

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has a lot of annachronisms. Supposedly set around 1660-68, it features:

  • Weapons and uniforms that wouldn’t come into use until around the American Revolution (1775–1783. The British Royal Navy didn’t have proper uniforms at all until 1748).
  • Jack was to be hanged on a trapdoor-style gallows (invented in the 1800s).
  • Modern smokeless gunpowder (1875).
  • The use of the word ‘scallywag,’ which was a term coined during The American Civil War(1860s).
  • The use of the phrase “Bob’s your uncle,” which dates to the 1890s.
  • The use of the word “port” to refer to the left side of a ship; this didn’t become popular until the mid-1800s. The characters should still be saying “larboard” instead. (The Disneyland ride on which the film was based surprisingly averts this.)
  • Late 17th century long, curly wigs alongside 18th century ponytailed, powdered wigs.
  • Late 18th century firearms.
  • 19th century teacups.
  • Singapore, founded as a city in 1819 and until then a big swamp with a coastal fishing village.
  • Barbossa’s coveted green apples weren’t cultivated until 1868.
  • A Roosevelt-era teddy bear (early 1900s).

(list from tvtropes.org)

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    Yeah, I always thought that some of these were a bit… Iffy.
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    In all fairness, though, it is hilarious to hear someone from the 1600s use the phrase “Bob’s your uncle.” I’m surprised...
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    Can I just say how happy I am that I’m not the only one that notices these things and is bothered by them?
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    It’s set in the 1660s? I remember an old Disney Adventures quiz asking “Jack Sparrow’s adventures probably took place in...
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    #Don’t care still love it ((^Agreed to the latter comment and that tag XD))
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