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#209803 - 02/26/13 01:04 PM Quotes that were never said.
twodox Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Connecticut, USA
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 01:10 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8537
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
another: "Beam me up, Scotty", of course.
----please, draw me a sheep----

#209806 - 02/26/13 05:00 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5295
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
"Shaken, not stirred" and they are said often by many. So far all movie quotes.

#209809 - 02/26/13 05:32 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: BranShea]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 954
Loc: Alaska
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well."

#209811 - 02/26/13 05:52 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: Tromboniator]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1075
Loc: Lancaster, UK
"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 - 02/26/13 10:36 PM Re: Quotes that were never said. [Re: twodox]
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
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