The internet gives people unprecedented tools to check out factual information or quotes. Yet fake, questionable or untraceable quotes still abound on social media. Here are some recent examples.
Political folklore is replete with stores of bridges to nowhere as acts of political patronage.
1066 and All That is the famous spoof satirical history of England, written in 1930 by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, enshrining the triumphalist, Imperialist, Whiggish, chauvinist history of Britain as remembered by Hyde Park tub thumpers, and club/pub bores in the Home Counties.
Oklahoma is often regarded as the first classic Broadway musical on a more or less contemporary theme. Written in 1943, it was actually set in 1912, a few years after Oklahoma became the 46th state.
One of the main characters in the musical visits the nearest metropolis, Kansas City; and confronts the full force of early 20th century modernity and progress:
Talk about the almost legendary one per cent has been a staple of political debate and social commentary since the rise and eclipse of the Occupy movement.
Joseph Stiglitz, the left leaning economist, appears to have been the first person to use that phrase in a Vanity Fair article in 2011. Not the place one might have expected to see the launch of a radical movement.
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