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    “Houston, we have a problem.”

    Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s actual quote was, “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

    “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

    Every Sherlock Holmes impersonation includes this famous quote. But at no point were those words used in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular series of detective stories.

    “You dirty rat!”

    James Cagney’s Bert Harris did refer to someone as “That dirty, double-crossin’ rat” But, he never uttered the line often attributed to him.

    “Play it again, Sam.”

    The most famous quote from the 1942 classic “Casablanca” was never spoken. The closest line is “Play it, Sam. For old times’ sake.”

    “Beam me up, Scotty.”

    Believe it or not, this popular slogan was never spoken during the run of the original “Star Trek” series.

    #1023872

    the.nurse
    Member

    Sigh. And this is stuff I was certain had been spoken.

    But seriously, this is how rumors get started. We think we heard something, and misquote it… and on and on..

    #1023873

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Sigh. And this is stuff I was certain had been spoken.

    In that respect, you are correct. If the misquote is popular, then, in all probability, it *has* been spoken (just not by the person it’s attributed to).

    The Wolf

    #1023874

    ShragaF
    Member

    I’m willing to accept them all except for the “Elementary…” and “Beam me up”. That’s totally unacceptable! Saying those quotes were never said is like, I dunno, Loshon Horo, Motzi Shem Ra, take your pick.

    On a more serious note, may I suggest that perhaps posts that heavily reference movies and tv series are not befitting YWN? I was a big ST fan myself, but I don’t think this is the place for it…

    #1023875

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    may I suggest that perhaps posts that heavily reference movies and tv series are not befitting YWN?

    Glad to see that I can still predict some events. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #1023876

    Shraga you are 100% right. i thought about that before I posted it (and left out quotes from some less savory sources).

    All I can say is I acted against my better judgment, but my taiva to spread interesting facts overcame me.

    I think I’ll leave it up for a while then delete the whole thread.

    #1023877

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Speaking of famous lines: We have the famous Yogisms that are attributed to Yogi Berra.

    Here is one attributed to his son Dale Berra. “You cant compare me to my father. Our similarities are different.”

    My favorite Yogism. “A nickel aint worth a dime anymore”.

    #1023878

    liddleyiddle
    Member

    Yogi actually said this: “I didn’t say everything I said.”

    #1023879

    arc
    Participant

    my favorite yogism is “no one goes there anymore. it’s too crowded”

    #1023880

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Well, to paraphrase Yogi, time to log off and get ready for shabbos since “it gets late early around here”.

    #1023881

    Assuming Shraga and my conscience are both asleep right now:

    Though it has become irrevocably associated with the series and movies, the exact phrase was never actually spoken in any Star Trek television episode or film. Captain Kirk comes closest to saying the phrase when he said “Beam me up, Mr. Scott” in the Star Trek IV movie. In the Original Series episodes “The Gamesters of Triskelion” and “The Savage Curtain”, Kirk said, “Scotty, beam us up”; in the animated episodes “The Lorelei Signal” and “The Infinite Vulcan”, when he said, “Beam us up, Scotty”; in Star Trek IV, saying, “Scotty, beam me up”; and in Star Trek Generations, by saying, “Beam them out of there, Scotty”.

    Shraga by the way I was not being facetious in my earlier remarks to you. You really are right

    #1023883

    ShragaF
    Member

    Dunno about your conscience, but I’m right here :-). I guess I’ll have no choice but to enjoy the thread until you delete it :-).

    Mod-80, I’m impressed by your bekius! Is there anywhere I can email you? I have a short ST audio parody to the tune of “Bohemian Rhapsody” which I think you’ll love…

    #1023884

    bekius=google

    #1023885

    cantoresq
    Member

    Two quotes from English philosopher, David Hume, are often misstated. What he actually said was: “You cannot eat your cake and have it” and “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

    #1023886

    arc
    Participant

    I always wondered about the cake one. it doesnt make sense. his quote does.

    #1023887

    oomis
    Participant

    “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

    Was it not said in any of the Sherlock Holmes movies (with John Carradine)?

    #1023888

    not in the original writings

    later it was used

    #1023889

    Yanky55
    Member

    Another classic yogism:

    “when you come to a fork in the road, take it”

    #1023890

    apushatayid
    Participant

    another yogism. baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

    #1023891

    If you first thought the topic said “Famous Misquotes,” say ‘I.’

    #1023892

    oomis
    Participant

    Music hath charms that soothe the savage breast (not beast) . I hope I quoted the rest of it correctly.

    #1023894

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    I.

    #1023895

    ubiquitin
    Participant

    Two of my favorites:

    1) FDR after Pearl harbor quoted as “Yesterday December 7th, 1941 a DAY that will live in infamy…”

    What he actually said was “…a DATE that will live in infamy…”

    his speach in both audio and his typed copy are available online to see/hear. I have even seen it mis-quoted in some books.

    (as an aside a day living onin infamy doesn’t make sense as the day is gone. However what he was saying is the DATE DECEMBER 7th 1941, will live on in infamy, and he was right as it certainly does)

    2) Neil Armstrong on the moon “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” This quote as heard on the recording and often repeated is nonsense as MAN and MANKIND are essentially synonyms. What he meant to say (and insists he did say, and to be fair the audio isnt clear) was “Thats one small step for A man (i.e. him) one giant leap for mankind.” (as should be obvious “A man” is not a synonym to “Mankind”)

    #1023896

    RabbiRabin
    Member

    i came in here thinking it would be discussing the mosquito that entered the nose of Titus and ate his brain. but i couldn’t think of any other famous mosquitoes so it piqued my interested. although i wonder if there were any other famous mosquitoes.

    #1023897

    Randomex
    Member

    Blast you, ubiquitin! I was going to post the Armstrong example.

    BTW, this past Friday was the 45th anniversary of the landing.

    Okay! Super-famous Jewish misquotation:

    “Rosho, lomoh sakeh es reiacho?” – Moshe Rabbeinu

    But this was never spoken. The posuk begins “Vayomer lorosho.”

    #1023899

    Randomex
    Member

    The 6th Google result for >beam me up scotty< will get you an extensive list of misquotations.

    (And this post is my test of whether mods will allow directions

    to an external site, even in a case where they do not allow the link itself. I wonder if this entire thread would’ve been allowed by current standards…)

    #1023900

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    There’s no rule against mentioning websites, but it’s against the rules to test the mods.

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