Tuesday, May 18, 2021

50 Common Misquotations

Some quotes are attributed to the wrong person. Some get their words garbled a little. And others were just made up and we don't know where they really came from. However, many of these misquotes are versions that I've never heard. Does anyone really think it's "Bubble, Bubble, toil and trouble"? After all, the next line uses "bubble" as the rhyme. Who are all these people getting quotes so very wrong? John Green sets the record straight for mental_floss.


Anonymous said...

"Veni, vidi, vici." - Miss Cellania

"That's not a misquotation; that's misattribution. - Miss Cellania

"Ok, now you're just making this crap up." - Miss Cellania

"Stop it!" - Miss Cellania

Unknown said...

It's been so long since I've watched John Green that I forgot I enjoyed his show. Thank you for bringing him back.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Remember the majority of these quotes survive through repetition, not because they are accurate or because they are attributed to a certain someone, but because they are good advice.
Others like I cannot tell a lie or bubble bubble don't matter as they are not advice.