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08 June 2015 @ 06:19 am
"Don't trust those Facebook quotes"--Abraham Lincoln  
Wrongly attributed statements

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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on June 8th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
I once found a cache of "wrongly attributed statements" in which most of the entries were one of 1) They didn't say it in those words, but they said something very close to it; 2) They said it, but they were quoting someone else; 3) It's not certain whether they said it or not.
Tredegar Trafalgartreddytrafalgar on June 8th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
I wish people would quit trying to cite authority so much. It's not the Middle Ages anymore. Just say, "As common wisdom has it ... "