Tuesday, June 6

From Marilyn to Shakespeare: How Well Do You Know the Goofiest Quotes Ever? | David attenborough

TMany of you who had “Sir David Attenborough has meat with the Adelaide Mall plaque” on your 2021 bingo cards must have done a victory dance this week. A local conservationist recognized some “bee blurb”, attributed to the legendary naturalist, on a plaque accompanying a Westfield Tea Tree Plaza mural and alerted the relevant authorities (ie Sir David himself).

The plaque has been removed, but many more misquotes and attributions remain. If you’ve ever seen a quote with a brush adorning a black and white photo, a painted sunset, or an embroidered sofa cushion and wondered “Wait a minute …”, this quiz is for you. The Last Finished has his name attached to a Spider-Man quote on a $ 2 inspirational store fridge magnet.

1.Which of the following memorable things did Marilyn Monroe actually say?

2.When awards season rolls around, people like to “do a Sally Field” by yelling, “You like me! You really like me! “Did the inimitable Mrs. Field really say that in her 1985 Oscars speech?

3.If you follow an influential feminist #girlboss on Instagram, you’ve likely seen the quote “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” attributed to Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem. In 2000, Steinem withdrew Time magazine for giving it credit, attesting that the phrase actually originated with Australian activist and writer Irina Dunn. Where is Dunn said to have originally written the phrase?

Four.William Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is so immense that he is often credited with having written phrases, quotes, and edicts that were actually written long after his death. Which of the following quotes was, in fact, written by Shakespeare?

5.One especially famous, though possibly apocryphal quote, which has been attributed to everyone from Frank Zappa to Elvis Costello to Thelonius Monk, concerns the art of music criticism. It says: “Writing about music is like …”

6.For years, Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong was offended by the most famous quote attributed to him: “That is one small step for man, one great leap for mankind.” What was your problem with the appointment?

7.James Cameron’s 1998 “I am the king of the world!” The moment of the Oscars made the most prominent reels go on forever, but when it won the Golden Globe for best director in 2010, it made headlines for more nerdy reasons. With what “conlang” (constructed language) did he sprinkle his speech?

8.“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” is an ingenuity incorrectly attributed to which titan of psychoanalytic theory?

9.The big reveal at the climax of The Empire Strikes Back has lived on in everything from T-shirts to posters to quotes in other movies. There’s just one problem: Darth Vader never said “Luke, I’m your father” in the movie. What did he really say?

10.“For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn” is a six-word flash fiction most commonly attributed to Ernest Hemingway, although numerous in-depth analyzes by researchers have failed to uncover any conclusive evidence that it was, in fact, he who wrote that. However, we have a colleague to thank for keeping the “baby shoes” dream alive: which sci-fi star is said to have legitimized the Hemingway legend?


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