Say What? 5 Common Misquotes

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People love using quotes for two basic reasons: 1. It is easier to quote someone else than to think of your own words. 2. Quoting someone else, especially someone well known and well regarded, brings a sense of gravitas and conviction to your own assertions. Quotations are convenient touchstones that allow us to make our points by association and without mounting full, logical arguments; yet another reason people — especially politicians — love using them. There is no better way to sabotage your own attempt at persuasive rhetoric, though, than to misquote. Let there be no mistake about that – “read my mouth!”
Say What? 5 Common Misquotes
Image Credit: Comicbookmovie.com
People love using quotes for two basic reasons: 1. It is easier to quote someone else than to think of your own words. 2. Quoting someone else, especially someone well known and well regarded, brings a sense of gravitas and conviction to your own assertions. Quotations are convenient touchstones that allow us to make our points by association and without mounting full, logical arguments; yet another reason people — especially politicians — love using them. There is no better way to sabotage your own attempt at persuasive rhetoric, though, than to misquote. Let there be no mistake about that – “read my mouth!”
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