But they're good. (Of course, you all have probably seen them already. In which case you can just groan (inwardly) and think to yourself, "Not again.")
First, can we just appreciate the genius that came up with this one?
The awesome thing about this is it pretty much has a triple meaning because--of course, wood house and manor are houses, and then of course it means Emma Woodhouse, but then he literally gave up his manor for a Woodhouse! Ha!
Sorry, did I mention that I have a thing for puns? Um.
(This isn't my first choice of Mr. Knightleys, Johnny Lee Miller is, but this is the picture that was with the pun. So...)
Now this one is REALLY good:
But seriously--it's true, too, because she was the only one to be able to really change his...mind? Heart, I guess, would be more accurate. :)
I probably am making these puns far worse with my comments. My apologies.
Now, since those are the only two good Austen puns (they might be the only ones I've seen), here's some more Jane Austen humour, some of it actually from Jane Austen herself.
(I got all of these from Pinterest. I have no idea where the credit is due for some of them, unless, of course, it's a quote from the movie or book.)
Of course Mr. Bennet's humour is the best.
(This should technically have an ellipsis because the actual quote is "Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives." Sorry, I know. I'll not be such a...)
I find this funny because, well, obviously Mr. Knightley is a man of sense. The question is, is Emma silly? Is she? Hmmm...
And now I'm going to be singing this song in my best "Mary" voice for a couple of days. Sorry, siblings. I know you won't like it any more than the guests at the party did.
There. That's my best collection of Jane Austen humour. I hope you enjoyed it, even if you've seen all of those before, as you very well may have. :)