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#209803 - 02/26/13 06:04 PM Quotes that were never said. Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 2 twodox
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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"?
#209804 - 02/26/13 06:10 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox] Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,120 LukeJavan8
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Land of the Flat Water
another: "Beam me up, Scotty", of course.
----please, draw me a sheep----
#209806 - 02/26/13 10:00 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox] Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,295 BranShea
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Netherlands, the Hague
"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] Joined: May 2010
Posts: 959 Tromboniator
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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] Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,075 Rhubarb Commando
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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."
I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#209814 - 02/27/13 03:36 AM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox] Joined: Dec 2000
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