"Nice Guys Finish Seventh": False Phrases, Spurious Sayings, and Familiar Misquotations
curtain," and never said, "blood, sweat and tears." Hundreds of such examples illustrate Keyes's Immutable Law of Misquotation: Misquotes drive out real quotes. "Certain things demand to be said," he writes, "said in a certain way, and by the right person. Whether such comments are accurate is beside the point." Keyes confirms that William Tecumseh Sherman didn't say, "War is hell." Nor did he vow, "If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve." According.
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Review: "Nice Guys Finish Seventh": False Phrases, Spurious Sayings, and Familiar MisquotationsUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
First, this author has a weird habit of ending each chapter with an introduction to the following chapter. Sometimes, it seems like he's priming the reader, but sometimes it doesn't really flow. That ... Read full review
Review: "Nice Guys Finish Seventh": False Phrases, Spurious Sayings, and Familiar MisquotationsUser Review - Goodreads
This book is full of popular sayings. Frequently the person you thought said them didn't, or said it very differently from the way we remember it. Really interesting and funny.
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