Jane Austen, it seems safe to say, is one of the most famous writers who ever lived, especially in English-speaking countries. Yet out there in the internet/social media world, Austen-related mistakes and misinformation flourish, providing a near-perpetual irritant to any Janeite with a pulse.
In ascending order of egregiousness, here are the latest Austenian blunders to cross my screen:
1. Brainiac blooper: Last week, the British TV quiz show The Chase – which pits a profe