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Wonderful interview, Mary Jo and Siobhan. Siobhan, I was so interested in hearing about how you trained yourself. Well done. As for audio books, I don't listen to them as much as I used to as when I was driving longer distances. These days you don't fit in much to a quick trip to the supermarket. But I do enjoy listening to them while I do boring household chores and looking around this house it might be time to dig out the cleaning products and the audio books. Quantum said he didn't understand the logic used by the publishing industry. Me too. I'm forever being locked out of some purchases for no good reason that I can see. Geographical restrictions are spurious restrictions when it comes to on-line selling. I find it endlessly frustrating -- and illogical -- that I can't buy something on line that's not available in my country. I'm willing to *pay*, it's not piracy for heaven's sake. Crazy.
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Linda I have a vague idea it was in Frederica, but I could be wrong. And it's an expression where my tricky alternative choices seem to make much more sense. Thanks for playing.
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Lovely excerpt, Nicola. I'm going to have to read this one again. As for Christmas carols, I do have my faves. I always choke up in The Little Drummer Boy, but there are others that bring back lovely memories. This year I've been listening (and humming along) to a Christmas collection of piano music that merges classical pieces with Christmas songs, and my fave on that Cd is a merging of Pachelbel's Canon with Leonard Cohen's Allelujah.
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Well done -- and #12 stumped quite a few people. Thanks for playing.
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You and most of the others who posted their results, Pilcas. I do try to come up with tricky alternatives, but I think with those two the correct use wasn't well known and my false answers triumphed. Thanks for playing.
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That's still pretty good going, Carrie. Well done, and thanks for playing.
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Thanks, Karin, I do try my evil best to fool you all. And those two were the ones that had most people struggling. Thank you for playing.
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Janet, so many people missed that one. I do try to slide in some very plausible-sounding false answers, too.
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Glad you enjoyed it, Teresa. #12 I think appears in Frederica, but don't hold me to that.
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Thanks for playing, Becky. #7 and #12 were the ones most people had trouble with.
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Carol, I think you're right, some of those expressions would be familiar to non-Heyer readers here.
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Yes, Joan, that will be a terrible hardship, I'm sure. LOL Thanks for playing.
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Vicki, you're inviting me to mess with your heads even more?? (cue for evil laughter) I'm glad you enjoyed it. I do have fun coming up with tricky alternative answers. I got #7 from a Regency Assembly site with a lonnnng list of Regency slang expressions.
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Kareni, a lot of these come from Georgette Heyer, and it's no hardship at all to read her.
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Well done, Samantha.
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Well done Karlene, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Heyerites tend to shine at this kind of quiz. As they should.
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Thanks, Laura, I enjoy making up the quizzes, and I'm VERY impressed you did so well. But a lot of these expressions are very old fashioned, and most modern people wouldn't know them. But if you want to do more, there are links to my other quizzes at the bottom of the page.
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Well done, Ellen. #4 was another one that tricked a fair few people. My evil misdirection with that gorrrrrgeous embroidered corset.
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Sorry, Terri, but there is No Such Thing as having read Too Much Heyer/Austen -- in your youth or otherwise! She says peering beadily through her lorgnette! And congrats on 'Perception.'
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Thanks, Rosemary. Well done.
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Sue, I'd give you the half point for sure. Thanks for playing.
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Thanks, Beverley, I'm glad you enjoy them. I have fun coming up with the various alternatives and do my very best to slide in a few tricky choices. Yes, #7 stumped a lot of people.
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Jenny, I have a great long document where I've gathered regency slang from a range of sources. For these quizzes I tend to use mostly the ones that Heyer used, but not always, so "shoot the crow" might not have been Heyer. With 4 Regency Slang quizzes behind me, it's getting a bit tight.
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I'm so glad you enjoy them, Mary — I like making them up, too.
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Well done, Amy. #7 was the tough one for most people.
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