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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by JohnRoth   » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:30 pm

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Oops!
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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by cthia   » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:19 pm

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I'm going to list this as an understatement but it can certainly be contested because perhaps Honor nailed it perfectly. Even so, Honor regarding Elizabeth...

"Holding a grudge so long that it dies of old age, whereupon she takes it to a taxidermist and has it mounted."


I imagine she keeps the taxidermist and Mount Royal's walls rather busy.

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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by cthia   » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:22 pm

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JohnRoth wrote:Oops!
Oops wins again, Dammit Shannon!

In fact John, your listing "Oops!" as an understatement is an understatement! LOL

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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by cthia   » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:55 pm

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Here's one for the record. Textev claims to recognize its own understatement...

"Admiral Hemphill and I haven't always been on the same page," she began, and Hemphill actually chuckled.

"You might say that, Your Grace," she said, "if you're given to understatement.


Immediately followed by another understatement...
"I was younger then, Admiral," Honor said almost demurely. "And I was mildly irritated, at the time."



This exchange is a side-splitter every time.

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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by Joker41NAM   » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:28 pm

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"Nothing in the universe had a shorter half-life than a politician's memory for inconvenient facts"
--Echoes of Honor (Epilogue)

That's what I think is the biggest understatement.
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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by cthia   » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:02 pm

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Harrington's thoughts vs Harold Styles...
Her personal opinion was that the People's Navy did the Manticoran Alliance a huge favor by capturing him.

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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by robert132   » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:05 pm

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Joker41NAM wrote:"Nothing in the universe had a shorter half-life than a politician's memory for inconvenient facts"
--Echoes of Honor (Epilogue)

That's what I think is the biggest understatement.


Calling this an "understatement" is itself an understatement I'm thinking. ;)
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Just my opinion of course and probably not worth the paper it's not written on.
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Re: Biggest Understatements in the Honorverse
Post by Henry Brown   » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:30 am

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