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The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 pm
by babydyke
“...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.”

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:29 am
by flyawaybefree
I like this one!

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:13 pm
by mrsmica
:lol:

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:25 pm
by uncre8d1
I like this one. It touches on my life, as people are constantly misattributing things to me. Usually under oath.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:27 pm
by Dairmid
*smirk* I love history not taken seriously.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:44 pm
by babydyke
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.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:52 pm
by strawman
That is true. Happens to me all. the. time.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:49 pm
by Farseeker
Sorry, didn't grab me. It felt like looking at a snapshot and wondering why someone wanted to take a photo of it.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:03 pm
by babydyke
Well, I'm no Scattercat.

Re: The Misattribution Semi-Finals

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:57 am
by Scattercat
I ain't gettin' into none of this. Ya'll work it out 'mongst y'selves.