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Famous misquotes

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  1. BIV

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  2. 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?
     
  3. Hoffman

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

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    I thought the myth was that he got it wrong.
     
  5. LiddyRules

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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.
     
  6. Your_Moms_Box

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    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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  7. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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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."
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Neon

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    Also, ones translated from like Latin or whatever. Sometimes a literal translation makes little sense, so you kinda paraphrase to get the meaning right.
     
  10. Aaron Burrito

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    Taxi Driver doesn't make the list? That's one of the most misquoted movies ever.
     
  11. Falldog

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    Sounds like he still said it.
     
  12. Hoffman

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    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.
     

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