A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at 50 common misquotations and misattributions.

Category: UnScience, Weekend

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7 Responses to “50 Common Misquotations”

  1. Alex says:

    “A FOOLISH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Its much better with the two extra words.

  2. beaufou says:

    “Quoting is like screwing with somebody else’s shlong” me

  3. TonyB says:

    I thought that he was saving these until the end: “Play it again, Sam,” and “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.”

  4. just-sayin says:

    @TonyB
    Are those misquotes? Been a while since I saw ‘Casablanca’ or ‘Treasure of the Sierra Madres’
    but I thought Bogey said both of those lines……no?

  5. GeorgeBurnsWasRight says:

    I’ve found it common that people with a politiical point to make will create a quote by one of the Founding Fathers, most commonly Jefferson, to support their point.

  6. oldbluejeans says:

    I believe it was one of the Mexican bandits, who in Casablanca said: “We don’t need your steenking cigars senor”. BTW, one of Bogey’s best movies ever.