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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Options
Daemon
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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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I think she's talking about women! Whistle
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Daemon wrote:
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)


What a sheer terror if we all have had unified pleasure with a clock-face on its front. There's no problem as long as someone respect others pleasure as your own.
Trivium_Discipulus
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Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Makes perfect sense in that context...

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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Trivium_Discipulus wrote:
Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Makes perfect sense in that context...


..... and it works both ways.

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Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 8:46:47 AM

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"But ah! united, (courtship, you know,) what reverse we have!
Man's boasted power and freedom, all are flown.
Lord of the earth and sea, he bends a slave,
And woman, lovely woman, reigns alone."

Emma/Volume 1/Chapter 9
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 8:49:54 AM

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I don't think that pleasure's half be much worried about it
Gustavo de S Consoni
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Emma Woodhouse, the protagonist of the story, is a beautiful, high-spirited, intelligent, and 'slightly' spoiled young woman of the age of twenty. Her mother died when she was very young, and she has been mistress of the house ever since, certainly since her older sister got married. Although intelligent, she lacks the necessary discipline to practise or study anything in depth. She is portrayed as very compassionate to the poor, but at the same time has a strong sense of class. Her affection for and patience towards her valetudinarian father are also noteworthy. While she is in many ways mature for her age, Emma makes some serious mistakes, mainly due to her conviction that she is always right and her lack of real world experience. Although she has vowed she will never ever marry, she delights in making matches for others. She seems unable to fall in love, until she realises at the end that she has loved Mr. Knightley all along.
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Never cared much for Jane Austen's writing.
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curmudgeonine wrote:
Never cared much for Jane Austen's writing.

"The Jane Austen Book Club" was on television last week. I watched part of it. It is in contention for one of the chickiest chick-flicks of all time! Wow.

It fairly compelled me to simultaneously cry, lactate, and menstruate prior to the first commercial break.
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Daemon wrote:
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)


And Vis-a-Versa...

"One half of the world cannot understand the struggles of the other."

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
Hope2
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Probably means BE and AE. Whistle

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Another half knows?
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Professor wrote:
Daemon wrote:
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)


And Vis-a-Versa...

"One half of the world cannot understand the struggles of the other."

____________________________________

....Prof, after the stars dimmed in my head, I reached for my dictionary, then my favorite lexicon...vis-a-versa.

I am not a genius. I am just a tremendous bundle of experience - Richard Fuller.
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Daemon wrote:
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)


No, Jane, I think it's more like: one procent of the world cannot understand the pleasures of another one procent. These two procent of people share one thing, though: excessive behavior. The other ninety-eight procent know in their heart (or in their mind, if you like) that everyone is looking for some moments of happiness, love and satisfaction.
Vicki Holzknecht
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Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Shows how much you know. Its actually a quote from one of her works "Emma." Then again, I doubt if you would have read this classical piece of literature.
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I think it's all relative - socially and culturally.

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This, only, convinced me to read her Emma too. Another good point for today
Guto André
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I think wonderful the hers books, but the movies about hers books are not as cool.
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I've never read a Jane Austin book. Is it high time to fill that gap? I find the movies based on her books tiresome.
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Vicki Holzknecht wrote:
Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Shows how much you know. Its actually a quote from one of her works "Emma." Then again, I doubt if you would have read this classical piece of literature.


Shows how much you know, Dicki. My latest reads were Brothers Karamazov, Don Quixote, Kristin Lavransdatter, Moby-Dick, and The Grand Design. I'd be surprised if they even sold these in North Carolina. You go ahead and keep your Austenian soap operas--I've got bigger fish to fry.
Vicki Holzknecht
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Chevegas wrote:
Vicki Holzknecht wrote:
Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Shows how much you know. Its actually a quote from one of her works "Emma." Then again, I doubt if you would have read this classical piece of literature.


Shows how much you know, Dicki. My latest reads were Brothers Karamazov, Don Quixote, Kristin Lavransdatter, Moby-Dick, and The Grand Design. I'd be surprised if they even sold these in North Carolina. You go ahead and keep your Austenian soap operas--I've got bigger fish to fry.



You are nothing but a blowhard and if it makes you feel better about yourself stereotyping NC in a category of illiterates, good for you Applause Boo hoo!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:45:18 AM

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Vicki Holzknecht wrote:
Chevegas wrote:
Vicki Holzknecht wrote:
Chevegas wrote:
I think she's talking about women! Whistle


Shows how much you know. Its actually a quote from one of her works "Emma." Then again, I doubt if you would have read this classical piece of literature.


Shows how much you know, Dicki. My latest reads were Brothers Karamazov, Don Quixote, Kristin Lavransdatter, Moby-Dick, and The Grand Design. I'd be surprised if they even sold these in North Carolina. You go ahead and keep your Austenian soap operas--I've got bigger fish to fry.


You are nothing but a blowhard and if it makes you feel better about yourself stereotyping NC in a category of illiterates, good for you Applause Boo hoo!


Your first comment--in response to my lighthearted comment--demonstrates that it is you, in fact, who is being a blowhard. If you want to go around kicking tigers, that's fine. Just be ready for the teeth.

P.S., My "significant other" graduated from App State in Boone, and I play a 5-string Stelling Staghorn banjo. (Self-taught, when I was stationed at Ft. Bragg...years ago.) Thbbbbbt...so there!

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