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Five More Pride and Prejudice Memes

We all love Pride and Prejudice, and one list just wasn’t enough. Has anything been more embraced? More memed? There’s just something about this book. And don’t get me started on the movies. That’s controversy I don’t need. Though there are probably an endless number of god tier Pride and Prejudice memes, but I’m only human, so here are five.

 

He’s a Smooth Man

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He has to know he has no idea how to small talk. Has he met himself? Has he even seen the show? He was like, you know what I need? To endear myself to this woman. What are my most charming skills? Oh, I know, saying absolutely nothing and being nice. What could be better than mixing them? Nice house, also I’m in love with you. I guess at least he’s being positive for once.

 

Surprisingly Valid

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Poor Elizabeth’s expression just communicates so much. Am I mad though? It’s true, her mom is a terrifying person whose energy is hard to deal with, but she does care. A lot. Too much. It’s INCURABLE. Obviously Elizabeth didn’t want Darcy to talk shit about her mum, but wasn’t he kind of right? It’s like she makes peace with her mother’s eccentricity just out of spite. What an icon.

 

Unrealistic

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Oh, sure, it’s accurate, but it’s so short and simple! Mr. Collins would never be so to the point. He would just max out the word limit and then talk to customer service to see if he could write more. He didn’t even mention Catherine de Berg once. It could never happen. Please, though? I confess, I don’t remember if he begged, but it feels perfectly accurate.

 

Coping Well

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Just reacting the way any functioning adult would to the presence of their crush. Just mentally yelling at yourself to be cool, and  covering your entire face. All his mystery and mystique is just the the panic of an absolute nerd. This man is doing his absolute best, and I think that’s admirable. Sure, he’s failing catastrophically,  but he’s trying. I think we can all relate.

 

Situationally Appropriate

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To be real, if someone confessed their adoration to me, I’d turn into Gonzo too. Me? My me? There’s also the element of outrageous insults leading into it. Nothing like getting mad at your nemesis insulting people you care about, and then they beg you to marry them. There might be weirder situations, but I don’t know what they could possibly be.

 

 

 

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Seven Words Shakespeare Invented

Did you know Shakespeare invented more than 1700 words? Probably. Maybe. There’s a bunch of controversy. Still, he definitely invented some words we use every day. You can probably find the long list if you really want, but here are seven. You may sense a theme.

 

 

1. Countless

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This is a pretty pedestrian word. Obviously Shakespeare didn’t invent the idea of counting, but he did give us a useful way to talk about it. It’s definitely faster than saying ‘without measure’.

 

2. Gloomy

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What would we do without the word gloomy? No synonym comes close. Dark? Shadowy? Get out of here. In this, the gloomiest season, it’s only right we honor the word itself.

 

 

3. Critic

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Where would we be without critics? How would we know what super hero movies are actually worth the trouble? In 2019, it’s hard, and I say that as a fan.

 

 

4. Bloody

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Another one that’s hella seasonably appropriate. Another one where there are no good synonyms, though I feel like if you want to convey it there are some fun gothic options.

 

 

5. Pious

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This one’s got ‘devout’ but pious does have a different vibe, maybe more smugness? Whatever it is, you can never have too many synonyms. Words, words, words.

 

 

6. Lonely

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Whatever would we do without lonely? Loneliness, lonesome, just a lot of feeling in a small space. Shakespeare knew what was up, though it doesn’t seem like HE was ever alone.

 

 

7. Majestic

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Majestic is a great word, for both serious and ironic usage (a lot of the images I found were derpy lions and unlikely centaurs). It conveys something ‘great’ just doesn’t.

 

 

 

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The Library Made of Books

Libraries are some of the best places on earth. The quiet, the smell of old books, the nap corners. Maybe that’s just me. But regardless of why you love them, libraries are great for everybody. I love any branch, but some libraries take it a step further (or like a hundred steps). Take the central branch of the Kansas City Library in Kansas City Missouri, which is, in fact, made of giant books.

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Okay, so it’s not really made of books, they probably don’t open, but the library is open seven days a week. But the library’s beauty doesn’t stop there. Books are featured on the inside too, as they should be. I like a dark, labyrinthine space as much as anyone, but this library goes another direction entirely, as it does on the outside.

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Aesthetics on point, books on point, and a lot of services to help the local community. Obviously the decor is enough to lure in any book lover, but not only is this an excellent building and an excellent library, it also offers a long list of additional resources for visitors. Dozens of computers, wifi, video conferencing, study rooms, event spaces, and more.

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When someone broke this news on Tumblr (this might be generous – the central part of the building is historic), someone actually in Kansas City did us all a solid and went by, taking photos and investigating services. You can read the entire saga here. If you’re in Kansas City, stop by. The rest of us are jealous.

 

 

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