Saturday, November 02, 2013

Jane Austen knew everything...



I'm an idiot - thanks for the spelling catch...

31 comments:

  1. Do not want to be carping, but there is a little typo: Jane was Austen not Austin:-). Have a nice weekend.

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  2. So very true! Most men have no interest in women's fashion.

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  3. My dear husband is proof of that statement. I occasionally wish he would notice something, but all in all, I realize I am lucky, very lucky. He doesn't like me for my clothes! I am not his ornament!

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    1. Yep, here too. My husband thinks that I always look good. I am very happy though, that he does not expect my to shop at Wal-Mart et al. :)

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  4. For years and years, I was too busy (raising children) and too poor (raising children) to give much of a thought at all to my clothing. When I finally had the time and money to care, it WAS for me and not anyone else.

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    1. Susan, I'm with you there! It is good nowadays to have the money to go out and buy things that I love. However I also enjoy it when my husband and friends notice what I'm wearing and make complimentary comments, even though that's not the purpose of buying new clothes.

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  5. One of the key elements of 'French style', which you claim to champion, is the possession of a cultured mind. How could anyone whose mother tongue is English get the great Austen's name wrong???!!! Twice!

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    1. Because everyone makes mistakes? I'm hoping this wasn't a serious comment.

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    2. Grumpy old teacher? Shame there's no red pen for you to tut tut all over the page.
      I loved the J.A. quote. I can see Anon as a J.A. character and I won't elaborate on what sort of a character...

      Kate

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  6. Dear anonymous - please - typos and spelling mistakes happen. Be kinder than you're being! And how about grateful for all the work that Janice puts into this blog for our enjoyment and benefit?

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  7. Janice, thanks for the lovely reminder. I also love the one, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything!".

    I love to start my day looking at all the work you do for this blog and how kind and humble you are in the presentation.

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  8. Agreed. Part of a cultured mind is an appreciative attitude, gracious heart, and good manners. Thank you for your efforts.

    Michell

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  9. My goodness, what ghastly bad manners! I'm shocked such a person reads here. Thanks for the lovely quote and all your marvelous creations. You are no idiot, we all do the occasional wee whoopsie ;)

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  10. I think that the great Jane Austen would be shocked by the bad manners shown by Anonymous at 9.42. Thank you for sharing, Janice.

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  11. Love your blog and the wonderful outfits you put together - many I would never have to opportunity to wear but sooo enjoy the beauty of the colour or styles. Look forward to your next posts!!!

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  12. One of the things I really appreciate about Janice is how kind and considerate she strives to be in her tone. The anonymous comment left at 9:42 am was quite rude. Please do not be so unkind to someone who puts so much effort into sharing something beautiful with us every day. Thanks again for everything you do, Janice. -- Jenny Wistey

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  14. Although I seldom comment, please know that I love love love your blog and have learned a lot from you! Thank you Janice.

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  15. I was an English teacher. I learned long ago that it does not benefit the giver of advice nor the recipient when any of us "correct" each other. That said, if the above unpleasant post in question arrived on my desk for critique, I would ask why the writer felt compelled to use superfluous exclamation points and question marks. One (of either) is all that is necessary, really.
    Janice, you are universally admired and appreciated around here. You could misspell everything, and I'd still be back here every day.

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  16. Thank you for a wonderful quote and all you have shown us over the years. You are a gem, Janice!
    Have a sunny Sunday in your delightful Chicago; I had a wonderful first visit this April.
    -Marianne in Vancouver

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  17. You have inspired me, with winter coming and darkness closing in early, to read through all of Jane's works. And might I recommend, if you haven't already, read her lesser known work Lady Susan. It is a trip!

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  18. Your have inspired me, with winter coming and darkness coming earlier, to revisit Jane. And, if you haven't already read it, might I recommend Lady Susan, one of her lesser known works. It is a trip!

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  19. I love Jane Austen with my heart - her little witty, snarky comments are just brilliant and as true today as they were then. It's so lovely to live near Bath and being able to actually walk down streets that she and her characters walked.

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  20. Wow, anonymous @ 9:42 AM, why so bitter? I would much rather see a spelling mishap than have to read a comment that has such anger over something so minor.

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  21. This is so true! One of my favorite retailers in JJill. My husband says the clothing looks like it belongs on a bag lady! (He also says this of Eskandar and Eileen Fisher. The clothing he would like to see me in is something that I would only consider wearing if I lost 30 pounds and took up the world's oldest profession.

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  22. Janice, you are not an idiot! When our dear Jane's works were published, her name was sometimes spelled Austen and others Austin and a few times even Austyn. Her first name was occasionally spelled Jayne. It is a mere modern convention to be so picky about spelling. The printers of her time would not have thought twice about playing fast and loose with letter choice, nor would they have apologized for it. You do the great lady a service by bringing her words to play in our modern lives.

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  23. And Anonymous did Janice, all your devoted readers and Jane Austen a great disservice by souring the mood in such a petty manner. I do wonder if she felt better now.after getting that off her chest...

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