Apostropedantry, and words in the gutter.
You two make me laugh.
Love your letters.
And re Jane Austen, bingo. You'll see...
That 1995 series. I never watched it, but also never had to, because my sister and my nan wore out the VHS recording she made when it aired on PBS. 😅 Their love for Colin Firth knew no bounds.
Delightful , as always, Rebecca; love the new terminology of apostropedantry, the minimal gutter is quite frustrating indeed, and yay for audiobooks!
I dare any of your readers, or Terry's, to tell me that misplaced apostrophes aren't worth making a flap about! My classical homeschooling friends used to joke that each instance had the potential to cause a kitten to drop dead on the spot. But, I never thought to see it from the apostrophe's point of view, suffocating under tape or the damning gaze of the Literati. The poor suffocating dear!
Loved this, Rebecca -- and I have thoughts brewing for a piece that touches on whether we are facing north or moving forward. If I can ever find my way to it!
Pride and Prejudice. I purchased the set when it came out, and I would be embarrassed to tell you how many times I watched the entire series. Obsessively so. You chose the best scene, of course. When you watch the series again, notice how Colin Firth played Darcy as a very lonely, unhappy man. He does not smile once throughout the entire saga... until the very last scene in the wedding carriage. His whole face and posture changed. Thanks for the reminder. Love the letters!
😂😃😂 Why do I hear the dryer procedure, forty years post college--so unfair! The dryer pic, also a good strategy for saving time!
My wife would probably like a listen to that audiobook. That movie clip was great. I may try a dip in the local pond after arising. 🥶 Thank's, thanks Rebecca!
Those were the days. Waiting for each weekly episode of Pride and Prejudice (or Brideshead Revisited) to come out. British historical series were so... informative. Grin. I couldn’t imagine the luxury of those grand houses.
Another lovely read. (And yes, apostrophes... 🙄)
An apostrophe party! There should be champagne and apostrophe confetti. I love you Brits. I'm still Googling, fishing for correct grammar. So? Is it Two Weeks Notice or Two Week's... I think it's the latter.
BTW, we own that version of Pride and Prejudice. I must have binged several times over the years.
Speaking of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, you may like this version: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032943/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5
I thought this wa's one of your better letter's, Rebecca. I'm always in favour of incorporating drawing's and film clip's. (Regarding the former, I love your sketch of a book. I like the dotted paper too.) so I will re'spond fully in due course. I pre'sume you don't wi'sh to join my recently formed apo'strophe appreciation 'society?
"When I read a book book, you see, I read it in my own voice." Me, too! Love your letters to Terry, and Terry to you. ⭐️