Friday, February 13, 2009

Janeites and the Jane Austen Language

On Monday I am hosting a family Jane Austen Tea Party. I am adapting parts of Love And Friendship, by Jane Austen, into a little readers theater. Since we are not tea drinkers it's going to be a cocoa and punch tea party, and we will try a little English Country Dancing as well.
Well, I am not the only Janite in my family, and the comments back and forth from my invitation have been fun and full of fun Janeite language, from recieving a response from the Lady of "Rosewood Parke", which is really the name of a neighborhood, to an offer to let someone's baby sleep in Mrs. Jenkinsen's room, "for she'll be in nobodys way in that part of the house".
When I read some of the comments, I think "LOL"........ however, since we are Janeites I suppose we should say "Excessively Diverted"......But I think 'E.D.' is already being used for something.

I'll post some pictures after the party.


  1. What a fun idea! I hosted a tea party last year, with herbal tea. It was a lot of fun.

  2. This sounds like so much fun! I wish I could go!

  3. I took pics of my book club because I too, was inspired to enjoy the old fasioned teap party, and used my china and served cocoa and lemonade with a tasty sampling of other simple finger foods...

    It was a most delightful event, may I assure you, and I wish you the greatest success in your own social gathering.
    Fondest Wishes from the Historical Home on Center~

  4. Oh my goodness! I'm completely jealous! I wish I could have attended your lovely party! I KNOW I would've been excessively diverted! Maybe I'll have to host my own someday, but alas my dear Janite sister is moving out of state soon.


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