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This looks very yummy, Cara/Andrea. Hugs on the stresses of selling and moving and having to pack and unpack, and worst of all for me -- culling stuff! But in a week or two the worst will be over, and you'll be in your new home and it will be fabulous!
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Thank you for that reference, Lucy. Saves me looking it up when I get home. As to the activity in that illustration, it might be a kissing game, but I also wondered whether it might be that game where people have to pass an orange from person to person without using their hands. They hold it under their chin to start with, and pass it from one to another that way -- lots of fun and slightly risque, from all the body contract it generates. I don't know whether it was played at that time, but the pose reminded me of that game.
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Thanks, Susannah, yes the Heyerites do seem to have the advantage here. Next quiz I'll have to do something quite different. The padded calf thingy (technical term ;) has been suggested a few times, but as far as I can find -- and being at the conference, I haven't had a lot of time toresearch it, but I haven't come across any period term for it, so it's a good suggestion.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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Nancy, if you can find a different interpretation of done to a cow's thumb, I;'d be interested to see it -- thanks. And I do like your padding out the calves definition. I remember there was a mention of the practice in Powder and Patch (Heyer) but I don't think there was any term for it, but it's a plausible definition all right. Thanks for joining in.
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That's a good result, Barb -- and yes, the overpossessive mothers are featuring quite a lot here. Thanks for trying the quiz and definition challenge.
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Well done, that's a very respectable score. And the dogs definition is an interesting variation — something quite different. Thank you,
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Well done Jenny -- yes the advantages of reading Heyer are now (I hope) quite apparent to all. *g* And the helicopter mother is also quite popular. Thanks for joining in the fun
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Well done! And I laughed at your stirrups. Thank you.
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Thanks, Jo -- yes indeed, with a perfect score your Heyer addiction is showing. In fact, possibly this quiz was a Cunning Plan to reveal the Heyerites among us. *g* And I do like the dowager with the delicate son. Thanks for dropping by.
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Thanks, Janice. I think we probably all have things on old books that we'd like to change, but you have to let it go, or they;d drive you mad. Our regency world definitely is a created one, formed in layers from various books and writers -- and much beloved of readers, of which I'm one. The period itself is, as you say, full of fascination and contradiction, so much so that when people ask me do I find myself restricted by the period -- and it's a question I often get -- I always say not a bit.
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That's a good one, Nancy. Thanks.
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I'm trying to remember which of the Heyer books it appears in -- I'm pretty sure it's one of Heyer's, but not exclusive to her. Thanks for visiting.
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A most respectable score, Karin, and I think a regency cougar might well be called a calf-clinger. Not unrelated to calf-love, either. Thanks for participating.
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Well done, Mary. Yes, the Heyer readers have the advantage in this one. I've never heard of helicopter parents, but I love the term, and yes, it's a very plausible definition for calf-clingers. Thanks for joining in.
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Thanks for having a go, Jackie -- and I do like your definition of calf-clinger.
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Bona, 5 out of 10 is still a good result, so well done you! And thanks for joining in.
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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.
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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 7 days 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
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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.
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Thanks for joining in the fun, Donah -- you did very well.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 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.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Regency Slang Quiz No. 2 at Word Wenches
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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 Jul 23, 2014 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*
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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. ;)
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