Then after a while I read the back cover, and was extremely shocked to see something...
Do you see it? "Mr. Knightly," right there on the back cover of my favorite adaptation of Emma.
OF ALL THE NERVE.
Well, it probably wasn't nerve.
OF ALL THE STUPIDITY.
Honestly. Now, if you have been spelling it "Knightly" and not knowing the difference, don't take offense. I used to do that, in fact... and then I learned that it was actually Knightley and was quite horrified at myself for ever having gotten it wrong. And anyway, Knightley just looks nicer. Knightley is a surname... knightly is a word.
However. It is beyond my comprehension that anyone who is admitted the pleasure of writing the back cover of a true-to-Jane-Austen version of Emma could not know how Knightley is spelled. Anybody with me on this? Is not it horrendous?
It actually rather amuses me at times to see people who think they know so much about Jane Austen... for instance, in The Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Jane Austen, which I've flipped through once or twice, said "Pemberly." (It's Pemberley, peeps. What's up with missing the E's? E's are very nice. Use them. And whatever you do, don't say "Austin." Fortunately I've never seen that one on anything supposed to have been written by someone who Knows. :P) Or P&P spinoffs that say "Lizzie." The subtitles of the 2005 version (read that word very begrudgingly) also said "Lizzie," but that, you know, did not really surprise me. It's just in keeping with the general inaccuracy of the thing. Pleasedon'tkillmeP&P05fans.
I tend to like to rant about these things, in case you can't tell... but I'll have to end it now because it's time for dinner. ;)
P.S. In case you don't know what I was getting at up there about the Lizzie, it's Lizzy. With a Y. According to Jane Austen. And she knows, you know. :D