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Misquoted: Sherlock Holmes – “Elementary, My Dear Watson”

The well known phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson”, was never actually said by the Sherlock Holmes character in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s written...

Misquoted: Voltaire – “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Many mistakenly attribute the line: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”, to...

Misquoted: There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: P.T. Barnum

“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase often credited to entrepreneur and circus founder  P. T. Barnum (1810–1891). However, there is little evidence to...

Misquoted: Cary Grant – Judy, Judy, Judy

Cary Grant never actually said that phrase “Judy, Judy, Judy” as a scripted line in the film Only Angels Have Wings His character says “Oh, Judy,”...

Misquoted: “Let Them Eat Cake”

“Let them eat cake” is common translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, and commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette upon learning that the...