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#209803 - 02/26/13 06:04 PM Quotes that were never said.  
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Does anyone in this group know of a word for quotes that "everyone knows" but were never said. E.g., "Me Tarzan, you Jane," or "Play it again, Sam"?

Thank you

#209804 - 02/26/13 06:10 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]  
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another: "Beam me up, Scotty", of course.


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#209806 - 02/26/13 10:00 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]  
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"Shaken, not stirred" and they are said often by many. So far all movie quotes.

#209809 - 02/26/13 10:32 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: BranShea]  
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"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well."

#209811 - 02/26/13 10:52 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: Tromboniator]  
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"Abandon hope all ye who enter here" (not at all what Milton wrote!)

The only word I know which describes this is 'misquotation'

Another popular Shalespearian misquote is fomr 'The Scottish Play' - "Lead on, Macduff."


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#209814 - 02/27/13 03:36 AM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]  
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