The Misattribution Semi-Finals

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The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by babydyke » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 pm

“...as Mr. Twain said, ‘The only things certain in life are death and taxes!’" The pundit concluded to immense applause.

In heaven, Sam Clemens added another check to his scoreboard. “I can’t help it if everyone on earth thinks every famous saying was mine!” he said with a smug shrug.

“He didn’t even get it right,” Benjamin Franklin growled. “At least it didn’t go to Disraeli. I hate it when they attribute my words to damn cheaters.”

The former Prime Minister gave Franklin a dirty look. “Give it up, Ben. I actually did say that bit about lies and statistics.”
A hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head. ~C.S. Lewis

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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by flyawaybefree » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:29 am

I like this one!
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by mrsmica » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:13 pm

:lol:

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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by uncre8d1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:25 pm

I like this one. It touches on my life, as people are constantly misattributing things to me. Usually under oath.
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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by Dairmid » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:27 pm

*smirk* I love history not taken seriously.

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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by babydyke » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:44 pm

The odd thing is, it's true--if there's a clever or funny saying, people are more likely to attribute it to Mark Twain (or Oscar Wilde) than any of the other plausible wits of the world--not to mention the original speaker/writer.
A hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head. ~C.S. Lewis

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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by strawman » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:52 pm

That is true. Happens to me all. the. time.
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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by Farseeker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:49 pm

Sorry, didn't grab me. It felt like looking at a snapshot and wondering why someone wanted to take a photo of it.
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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by babydyke » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Well, I'm no Scattercat.
A hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head. ~C.S. Lewis

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Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Post by Scattercat » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:57 am

I ain't gettin' into none of this. Ya'll work it out 'mongst y'selves.

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