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It's always worth reading subtitles: the following is from the Spanish subtitles for the movie Becoming Jane. (If you know anything about Jane Austen's novels, then you will know that assemblies and balls were an important part of 19th-century social life.)

Jane does enjoy a ball.
A Jane gustan los toros.

Sir, a ball is an indispensable blessing to the juvenile part of the neighborhood.
Sr, un toro es una bendicion indispensable para larte juvenil del vecindario.

Has Jane Austen's England been thus polluted with shades of Pamplona or the Minoan civilization?

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