Ardyn: …I want you to say why my plan that’s taken me 2000 years of life of waiting for the Chosen has failed. Again. Slow.
Ravus: The prince was posing for his blond friend nearby the lake.
Ardyn: Uh huh.
Ravus: …but the Catoblepas stepped on him.
Anachronistic dialogue on GoT - necessary evil, or writers unable to look past modern prejudices (i.e. making Tyrion pro-Democracy)? Two things that jump out is the word "military" (appears TWICE in five books, only once in dialogue [Stannis in aCoK])] or referring to Kingslanding as "the capital". The word "capital" NEVER appears in aSoI&F. The location is "court". Because there is no governing body, and the commonors in the city don't matter - the court of the king is the only important part.