History Headscratchers / MyFairLady

16th Jun '16 2:41:15 PM margdean56
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* Why Eliza is so angry at Higgins after the ball? He hasn't acknowledged her merit at passing as a princess, true, and he hasn't been that nice to her. But both Higgins and Pickery had given Eliza a luxury life for six months, have teached her good linguistic and good behaviour, have introduced her into high society, and most important, have given her the change for a better future, either by marrying into a rich family or starting her own bussiness and remaining independant. Otherwise she would have been in poverty all her life. I think there's more to be thankful for than to be vengeful for.
** She's certainly appreciative of that, but hearing Higgins and Peckery congratulate each other shows her that they pulled her out of poverty only to settle a bet and didn't actually care about her wellbeing. She liked being with them and now thinks they're just going to push her back onto the streets now that they don't need her anymore.

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* Why is Eliza is so angry at Higgins after the ball? He hasn't acknowledged her merit at passing as a princess, true, and he hasn't been that nice to her. But both Higgins and Pickery had Pickering have given Eliza a luxury luxurious life for six months, have teached taught her good linguistic refined speech and good behaviour, have introduced her into high society, and most important, have given her the change chance for a better future, either by marrying into a rich family or starting her own bussiness business and remaining independant. Otherwise she would have been in poverty all her life. I think there's more to be thankful for than to be vengeful for.
** She's certainly appreciative of that, but hearing Higgins and Peckery Pickering congratulate each other shows her that they pulled her out of poverty only to settle a bet and didn't actually care about her wellbeing.well-being. She liked being with them and now thinks they're just going to push her back onto the streets now that they don't need her anymore.
7th Aug '15 11:41:33 PM vifetoile
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** She's certainly appreciative of that, but hearing Higgins and Peckery congratulate each other shows her that they pulled her out of poverty only to settle a bet and didn't actually care about her wellbeing. She liked being with them and now thinks they're just going to push her back onto the streets now that they don't need her anymore.

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** She's certainly appreciative of that, but hearing Higgins and Peckery congratulate each other shows her that they pulled her out of poverty only to settle a bet and didn't actually care about her wellbeing. She liked being with them and now thinks they're just going to push her back onto the streets now that they don't need her anymore.anymore.
** Exactly. They're patting ''each other'' on the back, and acting like her hard work, development, investment, sacrifices, etc. etc., were nothing. They weren't even acknowledging her a little.
5th Jun '15 5:26:58 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Why Eliza is so angry at Higgins after the ball? He hasn't acknowledged her merit at passing as a princess, true, and he hasn't been that nice to her. But both Higgins and Pickery had given Eliza a luxury life for six months, have teached her good linguistic and good behaviour, have introduced her into high society, and most important, have given her the change for a better future, either by marrying into a rich family or starting her own bussiness and remaining independant. Otherwise he would have been in poverty all her life. I think there's more to be thankful for than to be vengeful for.

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* Why Eliza is so angry at Higgins after the ball? He hasn't acknowledged her merit at passing as a princess, true, and he hasn't been that nice to her. But both Higgins and Pickery had given Eliza a luxury life for six months, have teached her good linguistic and good behaviour, have introduced her into high society, and most important, have given her the change for a better future, either by marrying into a rich family or starting her own bussiness and remaining independant. Otherwise he she would have been in poverty all her life. I think there's more to be thankful for than to be vengeful for.for.
** She's certainly appreciative of that, but hearing Higgins and Peckery congratulate each other shows her that they pulled her out of poverty only to settle a bet and didn't actually care about her wellbeing. She liked being with them and now thinks they're just going to push her back onto the streets now that they don't need her anymore.
5th Jun '15 3:55:05 PM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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** He observed that less-than-RP language was strongly tied to social stigma and tightly associated with the lower classes. He asked himself: "simply by talking in more refined ways these people would shed the obvious tie to their background and make improving their life easier; why don't they do it?"

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** He observed that less-than-RP language was strongly tied to social stigma and tightly associated with the lower classes. He asked himself: "simply by talking in more refined ways these people would shed the obvious tie to their background and make improving their life easier; why don't they do it?"it?"
*Why Eliza is so angry at Higgins after the ball? He hasn't acknowledged her merit at passing as a princess, true, and he hasn't been that nice to her. But both Higgins and Pickery had given Eliza a luxury life for six months, have teached her good linguistic and good behaviour, have introduced her into high society, and most important, have given her the change for a better future, either by marrying into a rich family or starting her own bussiness and remaining independant. Otherwise he would have been in poverty all her life. I think there's more to be thankful for than to be vengeful for.
5th Jul '12 2:11:29 PM peccantis
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** Also, he's arrogant. Just because he studies accents doesn't mean he can't think one is inherently superior to others. Just the same way a person who studies insects might have a favorite.

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** Also, he's arrogant. Just because he studies accents doesn't mean he can't think one is inherently superior to others. Just the same way a person who studies insects might have a favorite.favorite.
** He observed that less-than-RP language was strongly tied to social stigma and tightly associated with the lower classes. He asked himself: "simply by talking in more refined ways these people would shed the obvious tie to their background and make improving their life easier; why don't they do it?"
9th Jun '12 10:17:25 PM Sandry
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** Many early 20th century linguists still worked under the misconception of prescriptive linguistics, that they should find out what "true" language should be, and educate it to the masses, as opposed to observe normal, everyday language, and determine what rules govern its use without outside interference.

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** Many early 20th century linguists still worked under the misconception of prescriptive linguistics, that they should find out what "true" language should be, and educate it to the masses, as opposed to observe normal, everyday language, and determine what rules govern its use without outside interference.interference.
** Also, he's arrogant. Just because he studies accents doesn't mean he can't think one is inherently superior to others. Just the same way a person who studies insects might have a favorite.
19th Feb '12 6:45:56 AM Lightice
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** If you want to fix something, first find out what's broken. Perhaps Higgins believes that in order to fix the problem of people not speaking properly he needs to study all of the differences in great detail.

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** If you want to fix something, first find out what's broken. Perhaps Higgins believes that in order to fix the problem of people not speaking properly he needs to study all of the differences in great detail.detail.
** Many early 20th century linguists still worked under the misconception of prescriptive linguistics, that they should find out what "true" language should be, and educate it to the masses, as opposed to observe normal, everyday language, and determine what rules govern its use without outside interference.
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