Thursday, April 28, 2016

Jane Austen Humour

So far I have only seen about (exactly) two really good Jane Austen puns.
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.)

 Whoever made this captured Mr. Collins perfectly. I showed it to my dad, who just listened to P&P on CD at my...insistence request, and he knew right off that it was Mr. Collins. Seriously, this is great. I laughed way to much the first time I saw it. But not way too much, because it deserved that much appreciation!
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...
 Mr. Darcy's comebacks are always funny, whether they're to Miss Bingley or Miss Bennet.
 You must know I'm thinking of him marrying one of the girls, so I simply cannot keep calm!
 It really should be more like the last one; don't keep calm and call for Hill. Is Mrs. Bennet ever calm when she's calling for Hill?

 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This made me laugh way too hard.

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. :)


  1. Ahahahahaha I love these! I especially like the Mr Collins Valentine. At first I misread it as "with violet affection and thought that was another layer of the joke because the Valentine was purple 😂 These are seriously great! I love literary puns :)

    1. Haha, that's funny. I'm glad you love them--and that you were diverted by them! :)

  2. Haha! Oh my! That Mr. Darcy pun. "I had a will of iron...till you Bennet." That totally took me by surprise! So funny! And Mr. Collins' card to,, Charlotte. Yeah, Charlotte. Haha. That was very clever.

    Thanks for the fun post, Rae! Oh, and I love that one of Mrs. Bennet's. "Don't keep calm! He's a single man in possession of a large fortune!" That is SO accurate. And yeah, I agree, Mrs. Bennet is hardly EVER calm when she's calling for Hill. Poor Hill. ;)

    1. I know! Awesome. And Mr. Collins' valentine...that was just awesome! :)
      I'm glad you liked it! Yes, poor Hill, and poor Mrs. Bennet. Nobody has any compassion on her poor nerves, but then, she never complains! Haha. :)

  3. Yep, I've seen all these. ;-P (Except the Lydia did WHAT one, which made me snort. :-)) Mr Collins' valentine card though... HAHAHA.

    (If you get this comment through twice, sorry! I Commented first, but I'm not sure if it went through...)

    1. I thought that might be the case. :) I know, that one was just funny. I've dressed up my cats in bonnets before...and that's kind of what they looked like. :) Mr. Collins' valentine is just a work of art...Well, you know what I mean. :)

    2. (And your comment only went through once. :)

  4. Hi, Rae! I tagged you over at my blog if you're interested:

    And of course there's no pressure if you don't feel like doing it. :D

  5. Hahahahaha! I loved these! Especially the Mr. Collins valentine x'D

    1. Yesss, that one is awesome! Thanks for commenting!

  6. I love it! The Valentine was priceless. Go Jane Austen!

    1. Yes, we love Jane Austen! Thanks for your comment!


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