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  • The Wonderful World of Nothing Worthwhile
    the laughorist said… Speaking of obesity, as I just told Meloncutter, I heard a radio report saying the obesity of Americans is, well, growing. We’re getting phatter, or at least fatter. And something …
  • Quotations on Education
    refer you to a new book out in paperback: The Quote Verifier by Ralph Keyes; you’ll be surprised how many quotations are misattributed. It’s very entertaining.
  • BILLY BALL
    Billy-Ball Daily / Bill Chuck (Billy-Ball his own self) MISQUOTED? Leo Durocher is widely known for the quote, “Nice guys finish last.” But the Brooklyn Dodgers didn’t exactly say it, according to Ral …
  • Non-Doggy Reading
    Leading You Into New Zealand’s Dog Web Geoff Stern The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When by Ralph Keyes is a piece of impressive scholarship — and great fun — attempting to verify various …
  • The Laughorist
    A venue for solipsistic eavesdroppers, verbal voyeurs, and hoarse whisperers amid the endless din. It ain’t not over ’til it ain’t not over. Of course, you’re familiar with the more quotable “It ain’t …
  • Summer Reading
    Summer Reading The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When by Ralph Keyes. As a certified quote addict this is a “must read.” Keyes tracks down falsely attributed quotes and tells the stories …
  • Enjoy your quotations
    Unca Harlan’s Art Deco Dining Pavilion rich ‘Cause I know how much you guys enjoy your quotations. Pick up a copy of The Quote Verifier, by Ralph Keyes. 

I just got wind of this through Kilpatrick’s …
  • Don't Get Caught Misquoting…
    Don’t Get Caught Don’t Get Caught Misquoting… …as there’s an author ready to pounce. Ralph Keyes’new book, The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, excerpted here in today’s Washington Post …
  • Better Check Those Quotes
    Betsy’s Page Better Check Those Quotes As commencement speeches are heard across the land, speakers are reaching for their inner Bartlett’s. Unfortunately, some of these speakers need to do a little m …
  • American Dialect Society
    American Dialect Society My praise of The Quote Verifier [yesterday] was too restrained … Really an outstanding book. Fred Shapiro, Editor, Yale Book of Quotations
  • Murder your darlings
    The Peace Corps Writer There is a new and wonderful book for writers written by a good friend who is NOT an RPCV (even though my wife is convinced I don’t know anyone who wasn’t in the Peace Corps). H …
  • WHO SAID THAT ABOUT GOD?
    Bill’s ‘Faith Matters’ Weblog Bill Tammeus WHO SAID THAT ABOUT GOD? All of us can toss around quotes about religion — and sometimes we’re even sure of the original source. A year or two ago, for insta …