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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
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message 2: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyavasudevan) | 12 comments Great!


message 3: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I like the irony board......


message 4: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
It's de pressing...


message 5: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
and should be suppressed.


message 6: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Many classics are approachable, meaning you can't get past the 59th page as opposed to the first. Have you read Jane Eyre-Your-Differences, for instance?


message 7: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Well, she's SUPPOSED to be dull. Still, she was more entertaining than her sister out there on the moors. Catherine, was it? The "wuthering" one (whatever THAT means)?


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarahj) | 162 comments Wuthering is a combination of 'wondering' and 'weathering.' Think of someone stumbling round the moors like an aimless windmill set loose. Or something.


message 9: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Having just finished (thank God) Don Quixote, that image is easily conjured.


message 10: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Barking? Don't get it. I was riffing on the windmill reference.


message 11: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I thought wuthering was a Yorkshire reference to the sound wind makes. I think it is used in The Secret Garden, when Martha says that the crying Mary can hear is just the wind wutherin' around the house.


message 12: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
It's in the same category as the word "gloaming." The category consists of those two words only. I don't know why.


message 13: by Mark (new)

Mark Burns (TheFailedPhilosopher) | 49 comments Don Quixote is at least meant to be a comically bumbling Knight-errant,(The pun is presumably intentional), whereas there is supposed to be some deep and once again incredibly boring meaning behind the wutherin' of Wuthering Heights.


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark Burns (TheFailedPhilosopher) | 49 comments I was trying to use that system of word-creation once. One of them was 'prossibility' which means an extremely probable possibility.


message 15: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Port, meet Manteau.


message 16: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Ruff!


message 17: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
I only see one shadow.


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