"Nice guys finish seventh": false phrases, spurious sayings, and familiar misquotations

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HarperCollinsPublishers, Jun 1, 1992 - Reference - 273 pages
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Many of our best known quotes are inaccurate, misattributed, or both. In this surprising and delightfully entertaining compendium of famous quotes, we learn the truth about where they came from.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

This book is meant to verify Who said What and Why we know it. Starts with a skeptical look at familiar quotations, checks the records, and engages in the detective work. Quite fun, and the extent of ... Read full review

Review: "Nice Guys Finish Seventh": False Phrases, Spurious Sayings, and Familiar Misquotations

User Review  - Nate Hendrix - 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. Read full review

Contents

Why Misquotes Drive Out Real Quotes
1
The Rules of Misquotation
13
Poor Richards Plagiarism
30
Copyright

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