Famous misquotes

Neon

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I can't believe they went with the Marie Antoinette "Let them eat cake" quote. Is there ANYONE who doesn't know that quote isn't real?
 

Hoffman

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Kinda shocked that Kennedy's "I am a jelly doughnut" isn't in there.
 

LiddyRules

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I can't believe they went with the Marie Antoinette "Let them eat cake" quote. Is there ANYONE who doesn't know that quote isn't real?
Learn something new every day. And they included the Palin Russia quote, which I'm sure will make some people's head asplode.
 

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Learn something new every day. And they included the Palin Russia quote, which I'm sure will make some people's head asplode.
I thought everyone knew that the "i can see russia from my back yard" was from the SNL bit.

It doesnt change the fact that she is a stupid cunt.

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Surprised they didn't have "Alas poor Yorik, I knew him well."

It's actually "Alas poor Yorik, I knew him Horacio."
 

Party Rooster

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Meh, a lot of those were pretty nit-picky. The paraphrased ones I really don't see the problem with. That "root of all evil" one especially.
 

Neon

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Meh, a lot of those were pretty nit-picky. The paraphrased ones I really don't see the problem with. That "root of all evil" one especially.
Also, ones translated from like Latin or whatever. Sometimes a literal translation makes little sense, so you kinda paraphrase to get the meaning right.
 

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Never in any story of the 60 Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle does Holmes say that complete phrase. It is first said in the 1929 film The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Sounds like he still said it.
 

Hoffman

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I thought the myth was that he got it wrong.
No, he got it right. The misconception arises from those who believe Kennedy should have said "Ich bin Berliner", literally, I am a citizen of Berlin. Since his statement was more a figurative show of solidarity with the people of Berlin, putting in the indefinite article 'ein' was correct.