Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Expropriation ...

... Falser Words Were Never Spoken - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

1 comment:

  1. "It may well be that Garbo never said 'I want to be alone' but 'I want to be left alone', but the misquotation, [Gary Saul] Morson [author of The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture] argues, has been validated by usage and should be accepted as the real thing."

    Another example(?):

    "And then, as we all know, 'poetry is what gets lost in translation' - Robert Frost said that, didn't he? Well no actually, as Bellos points out. Despite some 15,000 citations on the Web, there's no record of Frost writing or saying any such thing."*