In this game I've given you ten quotes from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that have had some of the words altered from how they read in the original novel. Your job will be to figure out which words have been altered in each quote. The idea for this game is not quite original, I actually saw this done on the game show Jeopardy!, in a category called "Rewriting The Presidential Oath", and thought it might be fun to use this idea with famous quotes like those from P&P!
To Play: Read the quotes below and leave a comment guessing which words have been altered in the quote and what the original words should be. I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next week. No fair cheating by looking up the original quotes!
Scoring: One point each for correctly guessing the wrong words. One point for each correct word guessed. A total of 46 points can be earned!
Hint: There are at least two wrong words in each quote. Longer quotes may have up to three wrong words.
Rewritten Pride and Prejudice Quotes:
"A lady's imagination is very quick; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to wedlock in a moment." - Mr. Darcy
"I declare after all there is no amusement like reading! How much quicker one tires of anything that a book!" - Caroline Bingley
"It is a truth universally accepted, that a single man in possession of a good estate, must be in want of a wife." - Jane Austen
"What are men to boulders and peaks?" - Elizabeth Bennet
"I could more readily excuse his pride, if he had not mortified mine." - Elizabeth Bennet
"For what do we exist, but to make amusement for our neighbors, and chuckle at them in our turn?"
"Laugh as heartily as you want, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." - Jane Bennet
"You must study some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its recolection gives you joy." - Elizabeth Bennet
"It is a law with me that a person who can pen a long missive with ease, cannot write ill." - Caroline Bingley
"You must permit me to tell you how intensely I admire and love you." - Mr. Darcy