Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rewriting Pride and Prejudice - Quote Game


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:

Quote #1
"A lady's imagination is very quick; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to wedlock in a moment." - Mr. Darcy


Quote #2
"I declare after all there is no amusement like reading! How much quicker one tires of anything that a book!" - Caroline Bingley


Quote #3
"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


Quote #4
"What are men to boulders and peaks?" - Elizabeth Bennet


Quote #5
"I could more readily excuse his pride, if he had not mortified mine." - Elizabeth Bennet


Quote #6
"For what do we exist, but to make amusement for our neighbors, and chuckle at them in our turn?"


Quote #7
"Laugh as heartily as you want, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." - Jane Bennet


Quote #8
"You must study some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its recolection gives you joy." - Elizabeth Bennet


Quote #9
"It is a law with me that a person who can pen a long missive with ease, cannot write ill." - Caroline Bingley


Quote #10
"You must permit me to tell you how intensely I admire and love you." - Mr. Darcy


Happy Guessing!




13 comments:

Blaire said...

Quote #1- Marriage was changed to Wedlock
Quote #2- Entertainment was changed to Amusement
Quote #3- Fortune was changed to a good estate
quote #5- injured has been changed to mortified
quote #6- laugh has been changed to chuckle
Quote #10- Ardently has been changed to Intensely

Arwen Undomiel said...

As I've never actually read P&P, I am at a slight disadvantage, I think, but I'll give it a try (hopefully my watching the movies dozens of times will help me out…)!:) I'll indicate my guesses with an asterisk;)

Quote #1: "A lady's imagination is very quick; it jumps from *attraction* to love, from love to *marriage* in a moment."

Quote #2: "I declare after all there is no amusement like reading! How much *faster* one tires of anything *than* a book.

Quote #3: "It is a truth universally *acknowledged*, that a single man in possession of a *large fortune* must be in want of a wife."

Quote #4: "What are men to *rocks* and *mountains*?"

Quote #5: "I could more *easily* excuse his *vanity*, if he had not mortified mine."

Quote #6: "For what do we *live*, but to make *sport* for our neighbors, and *laugh* at them in our turn?"

Quote #7: "Laugh as *much* as you *wish*, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

Quote #8: "You must *learn* some of my philosophy. Think only of the past *if* its recollection gives you *pleasure.*"

Quote #9: "It is a law with me that a person who can pen a long *letter* with ease, cannot write *badly.*"

Quote #10: "You must *allow* me to tell you how *ardently* I admire and love you."

I love how you post a game every Saturday, and I love your blog! Great job and God bless!:)

Arwen Undomiel said...

As I've never actually read P&P, I am at a slight disadvantage, I think, but I'll give it a try (hopefully my watching the movies dozens of times will help me out…)!:) I'll indicate my guesses with an asterisk;)

Quote #1: "A lady's imagination is very quick; it jumps from *attraction* to love, from love to *marriage* in a moment."

Quote #2: "I declare after all there is no amusement like reading! How much *faster* one tires of anything *than* a book.

Quote #3: "It is a truth universally *acknowledged*, that a single man in possession of a *large fortune* must be in want of a wife."

Quote #4: "What are men to *rocks* and *mountains*?"

Quote #5: "I could more *easily* excuse his *vanity*, if he had not mortified mine."

Quote #6: "For what do we *live*, but to make *sport* for our neighbors, and *laugh* at them in our turn?"

Quote #7: "Laugh as *much* as you *wish*, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

Quote #8: "You must *learn* some of my philosophy. Think only of the past *if* its recollection gives you *pleasure.*"

Quote #9: "It is a law with me that a person who can pen a long *letter* with ease, cannot write *badly.*"

Quote #10: "You must *allow* me to tell you how *ardently* I admire and love you."

I love how you post a game every Saturday, and I love your blog! Great job and God bless!:)

Heidi ~ Lady of Anorien said...

So fun! Here's for mine... :-)

#1 - Wrong: *quick, jumps???, and wedlock*. Should be: "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it springs from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."

#2 - Oh, oh, oh...I'm trying super hard not to cheat on this one! Okay, here's my best. Wrong: *quicker and amusement and (missing an) of*. Should be, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much more quickly one tires of anything than of a book!" - Okay, I just looked this one up and I *know* it's wrong, but I'm being quite honest and leaving it. ;-) Hee! Oh, well...

#3 - Wrong: *accepted and fortune*. Should be: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

#4 - Trying not to cheat on this one, too... Wrong: *boulders and peaks*. Should be: "What are men to rocks and mountains?"

#5 - I think it's missing a *the and (also a) had he*. So: "I could the more readily excuse his pride, had he not mortified mine."

#6 - Wrong: *exist, amusement, and chuckle*. Should be: "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"

#7 - Wrong: *heartily and want*. Should be: "Laugh as much as you will, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

#8 - Wrong: *joy and recollection*. Should be: "You must study some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."

#9 - Wrong: *law and missive*. Should be: "It is a rule with me that a person who can pen a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."

#10 - Wrong: *permit and intensely*. Should be: "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

Very fun! ...though what with all the different adaptations actually rather frightfully difficult! ;-) eh???

Livia Rachelle said...

Some of these are rather wild guesses, but anyway . . .
1. wedlock/marriage
2. ?
3. accepted/acknowledged, estate/fortune
4. boulders/rocks,peaks/mountains
5. pride/vanity?
6. amusement/sport, chuckle/laugh
7. laugh/mock (first one)
8. recollection/remembrance?
9.missive/letter
10. permit/allow

Melody said...

Ooooooh! *rubs hands together* FUN!

1. Quick and Wedlock are incorrect, and they should be replaced by Rapid and Matrimony. :)

2. Amusement/quicker, should be enjoyment/sooner.

3. Accepted/estate: acknowledged, fortune.

4. Boulders/peaks: Rocks, mountains.

5. Readily/excuse: Easily/forgive (not sure on this one...)

6. Exist/amusement/chuckle: Live/sport/laugh.

7. Heartily/want: Much/choose

8. Study/recollection/joy: Learn/remembrance/pleasure

9. Law/pen/missive:
Rule/write/letter

10. HAHAHA.
Permit/intensely: Allow/ardently.

Loved this!

Meredith said...

Very fun! This will test how well I know my P&P!

1. quick-rapid, wedlock-marriage
2. quicker-sooner, that-than
3. accepted-acknowledged, estate-fortune,
4. boulders-rocks, peaks-mountains
5. excuse-forgive, mortified-wounded?
6. amusement-sport, chuckle-laught
7. heartily-much,
8. study-adopt, recollection-remembrance, joy-pleasure
9. missive-letter, person-gentleman, law-rule?
10. permit-allow, intensely-ardently

Naomi said...

SQUUUUUEEEEEE! WHAT a LOVELY game!!!!!!! Thanks!!
1. Quick: Rapid
wedlock: matrimony
2. like: such as
that: than (not sure about this one)
3. accepted: acknowledged
estate: fortune
4. boulders: hills
peaks: mountains
5. excuse: forgive
6. ?
7. Really, did Jane say that?
8. ?
9. pen: write
missive: letter
10. permit: allow
intensely: ardently
I might come back and answer some of the ones I didn't know.

Birdie said...

Great idea for a game! But quite difficult, I find...

1. wedlock = matrimony
2. quicker = faster
3. accepted = acknowledged, estate = fortune
4. boulders = rocks, peaks = mountains
5. if he had not = had he not
6. amusement = sport, chuckle = laugh
7. ?
8. joy = pleasure
9. pen = write, missive = letter
10. permit = allow, intensely = ardently

Chloe Cruz said...

#1 A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

#2 I declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than a book!

#3 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

#4 What are men to rocks and mountains?

#5 I could more easily excuse his vanity, had he not wounded mine.

#6 For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?

#7 Laugh as much as you please, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.

#9 It is a rule with me, that a person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

#10 You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Naomi Bennet said...

Quote 7
Heartily- much?
I'm not sure.
I've just started my own blog, and I'd love it if you came to visit! Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled and want to take a shot at answering these, how and where do I post my answers, if I don't hv a blog. Cheers Renia India

Naomi Bennet said...

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