Starting the week on the lighter side. Here are some famous misquotes and misattributions (from Wikiquote):
- “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto.”, Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (played by Judy Garland)
- This phrase was never uttered by the character. What she really said was Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.
- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” — Voltaire
- Thought to be words of Voltaire, it was actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
- “Just the facts, ma’am.”
- This, the best known quote from the Jack Webb series Dragnet, was never said by Sgt. Friday in any of the Dragnet radio or television series. The quote was, however, adopted in the 1987 Dragnet pseudo-parody film starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks in which Aykroyd played Sgt. Joe Friday.
- Correct versions:
“All we want are the facts, ma’am.”
“All we know are the facts, ma’am.”
- “Elementary, my dear Watson” – Sherlock Holmes