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Bona, 5 out of 10 is still a good result, so well done you! And thanks for joining in.
Toggle Commented 6 hours ago on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Well done, Marian. Good definitions, too. I am enjoying the wonderful range of definitions wenchly readers are coming up with. Thanks for joining in.
Toggle Commented 11 hours ago on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Shannon, Shannon, Shannon, there is No Such Thing as too much Heyer! *g* I do like your definitions. I might enrol you for the next quiz. Thanks so much.
Toggle Commented 12 hours ago on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Vicki, I love that definition. And yes, the Heyer readers seem to be acing this quiz. Thanks for joining in the fun
Toggle Commented 12 hours ago on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Jana, that's great. Well done. And I envy anyone who is relatively new to Georgette Heyer -- there's a lovely journey ahead of you.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Thanks for joining in the fun, Donah -- you did very well.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Lori, that's an excellent result. It seems this quiz is bringing the Heyerites out. :) Thanks for playing.
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Excellent score, Fiona. If you think up a definition of calf clingers later come back and pop it in. Thanks for having a go.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Thanks Carol -- well done. I think the alternatives to that question were a little cunning. *g*
Toggle Commented yesterday on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Sheila that's a really good definition of calf-clingers. Thank you. And don't feel embarrassed about getting half right -- that's a good score. The other two ladies are long time readers of Georgette Heyer, which I think gives them an edge on Regency-era slang. ;)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Ooh, Helena Justina, I do like the version of the relatives who try to hold you back from the ladder of success, And well done on the perfect score. Thanks.
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Yes, Janice but it did make me laugh. Thanks for having a go. As for it being too easy, I think I veer between too hard and too easy and don';t ever arrive at the Three Bears result — just right. However I comfort myself with the reflection that you are somewhat of a Heyer/Regency expert, so let's hope it's not too easy for most people. :)
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I'm away at the RWA conference at the moment, and was worried I might not be able to post, so here's a little quiz to amuse and entertain you. A lot of people enjoyed the first Regency Slang Quiz I created, so, since there's no shortage of regency slang, here, for a little bit of fun, is Regency Slang Quiz No. 2. You'll need paper and pen to note your answers, then check them by clicking on the link at the end. Continue reading
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Thanks, Kanch, it's lovely of you to say so.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Hah hah, I did wonder at the maples, but nevertheless it was a beautiful and intriguing image. I love typos and how they can shift reality just that little bit.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Artemisia, that's beautiful. Thank you for posting it.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Kanch that's a fun idea. There would certainly be plenty of material for a book or a series of books in it, I'm sure. I'll keep it in mind — thanks for the thought.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Veenu, yes, so many children do go on ahead. We have a lot of overseas students here in Australia, come to study. It must be so hard for their parents, not seeing them every day, and not really knowing how they're going. It's hard for the students, too, learning to stand on their own two feet in a foreign land — as well as having to study hard and get good marks. A sacrifice now for a better future, isn't it, like most migration journeys.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Linda what a shocking story. You must have been utterly beside yourself. Does your son still remember it? And thank goodness for the expat community and the nice man who rang all the hotels until he'd contacted you. Hugs -- even for so many years ago -- hugs.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Kanch I remember it so vividly. And some people —some of them big, tough-looking men, rolled up their part of the streamer and put it in their pocket. I wonder how many would still have kept that last tiny memento. I do think modern families are split by having separate entertainment areas, and always eating on the run, so that the family is rarely together. I think that's why some families are making an effort to have regular together time.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Mary Jo, I think all momentous journeys are personal, and we can't compare them. I'm sure it took a lot of courage to head off to the old world, especially leaving your first true love behind. Some wonderful journeys have been shared here, I agree. The wenchly readership is a very special one.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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That's a lovely story, Carol — I'm sure it was so hard for your Dad to let you go. And so hard for you to lose him, while you were so far away. Thanks for sharing. But yes, it's wonderful how much easier it is these days to stay in touch. Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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Maggie, I think it's wonderful to share these reminiscences. I can imagine how your poor Mum would be sensitive about the perfume. Having to live in such close quarters to strangers would be hard enough, but that extra sensitive sense of smell that some women get during pregnancy -- not at all fun. Coming to a country to live under the strict reign of a mother-in-law, too. She did it tough, your mother. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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I know Sonya. I could certainly have been handled more sensitively, I agree.
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Christine, I say the same about my great great grandad. He was a Scottish seaman who jumped ship.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on The Shrinking World at Word Wenches
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