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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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    The Exception Proves The Rule

    People QUOTE this correctly, but totally misunderstand the meaning these days. They use it as if something that breaks a rule proves that the rule exists. Just the opposite -- the exception DISPROVES the rule. The confusion comes because the quote uses the word "prove"...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Nov 18, 2009

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    The Carrot And The Stick

    I don't think people misquote this so much as misunderstand it. Today's usage seems mainly to be, "I'll offer you the carrot, but if you don't take it I'll use the stick to whomp you into agreement." But I think the original fable deals with a man trying to get a...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    "gilding The Lily"

    No, you can't gild a lily -- the flower tends to wither. LOL The quote actually refers to the redundancy of gilding gold and PAINTING the lily. From KING JOHN To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    Better To Reign In Hell, Than To Serve In Heaven.

    This is often quoted correctly, but misused terribly.When cast from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer goes on a in a speech talking to himself.Farewel happy FieldsWhere Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest HellReceive thy new Possessor: One who...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    "music Hath Charms..."

    I love this one -- even a couple of the internet quote sites have it wrong. People tend to say "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BEAST" -- worked well in the Bugs Bunny cartoon anyway. But the original is... "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BREAST, to...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Want to know what's weird? My best friend and I got into a car accident a couple of days ago. After the accident we were heading home, but my best friend's car broke down at a...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 47 mins ago

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    Me and my mother grew up together because shes had me at 13 and had my other sibling at 17. She spent the last years whoring around with alot of men while I watched my sibling. I...
    Realmswithinme Realmswithinme 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    The torture and pain I cause my self the things i drag people into the things i do to them willing or not I hate myself
    Lifessoundtrack85 Lifessoundtrack85 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I am getting ready to start my last year of middle school (8th grade) and I must say I really didn't like having to ride the school bus over the past two years, but there's nothing...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's not just the overwhelmingly inane things that people post. That's completely understandable considering it's essentially a public platform. You'd have to be an idiot (or...
    IgnatiusJReilly IgnatiusJReilly 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've held these feelings back for so long now that I can't possibly hold them back any longer. I have trouble with people who want nothing but to take take take. I do everything in...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 2 hrs ago

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    I hate having to prove myself because I'm a woman.
    KayBee379 KayBee379 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I don't like to hate but......
    KayBee379 KayBee379 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    My childhood was a really bad time because my mother pretty much was a bystander to what I went through and she had the opportunity throughout all of it to help me but she chose...
    fk00 fk00 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I hate when someone throws one at my grandma
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've never had luck with them. I could send messages to 20 different girls and get 3 replies. Out of those 3 girls who reply, any attempt at a conversation with them is ignored. I...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ok, maybe I don't hate my job so much, as it is not the right fit for me. I have Aspergers and really hate being in an office of chatty people and trying to keep up with...
    UnhappyinGA UnhappyinGA 51-55, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ok so there I am in a spare bedroom because I just hate him. I am with him 13 years and 5 of it in marriage. The day we got married I hated him and deep down I hate for the reason...
    Saule116 Saule116 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am really growing to hate "that awkward moment" phrase. I think it's tired and had its day already.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It is unacceptable that my sister in law makes me cry. This is the third time and my fiance says nothing because he doesnt want to get in the middle of it. He hates her too. He...
    HappyGoLightyAlways HappyGoLightyAlways 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My sister in law makes me cry constantly. my fiance hates her too but doesnt want to get in the middle of it. At this point I'm writing her off. Its ******* unacceptable that Im...
    HappyGoLightyAlways HappyGoLightyAlways 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I hate my sister in law. She constantly tells me I'm emotional immature and that I'm a ****** person. I applied for my dream job and she called the company and told them to reject...
    HappyGoLightyAlways HappyGoLightyAlways 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Besides in real life, I hate being lied to here...I´ve left out of my circle people for lying and in such a silly way a 5 year old could tell... Men seem to believe I´m sort of...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I live with my mother and an aunt. My father had childrens with another women, and I love my siblings despite I didn't grew with them, so I hate when my mom, my aunts, or anyone of...
    Julifte Julifte 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I always felt awkward kissing in public, mostly because I know how much I hate watching others kiss in public. One time as a kid on Christmas Eve I was at Walmart sitting in my mom...
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't hate my fiancée mom but she sure does hate my guts for no apparent reason. My boyfriend recently went into the Navy and his mom was telling him are you sure you want to be...
    Navygirlfriend2015 Navygirlfriend2015 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Your nose is running all the time and you can't smell anything. Your head feels like it is about to explode. You can' think straigth and you don't want to do anything at all XD Oh...
    Julia1600 Julia1600 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I literally hate EP for this matter.. it sucks when you get inappropriate texts or pics from random people here.. I'm not interested in turning you on or looking at the pic of your...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I hate how people state profile preferences that they use only to trap others. Then when they go to Age or Role Play they get cold feet and pull out of the conversations. They...
    gussetrubber gussetrubber 41-45 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    hate fakes who makes stories for sympathy...
    coolguy5544 coolguy5544 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    expecially lately. i hate everything about me i hate how i drive everyone away. i hate my looks, i hate how stupid i am. i know i deserve to die.
    zeebug99 zeebug99 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    Not being confident enough to express how I feel, open up an idea, share an opinion, set my boundaries. Feels friggin weak huh? I do hate this part of myself and it does get to me...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    one day my whole family went to curch we all prayed and stuff then we went downstairs to eat. There was no good food so i went to help with the little kids. I ended up staying...
    jalika12 jalika12 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    So today at work I dealt with this and it just bothered me to my core. I'm a grown man and I teared up in front of a woman/coworker of mine because of what happened. I work in...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    I don't just hate I despise them there isn't a time that I see a person disagree and walk away most of the time I see insults harassment and hate. that's when I decided to stop...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Why am i treated so badly in this family? I want spend as little money as i could. i hide my money and save it for later because i might need it. i don't usually buy stuff but...
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I hate it when i buy things and my mom or my sister stare at it! As if i couldn't buy anything.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Hate when I message someone and they can't respond. I would even be alright with a "**** off" at least they replied.
    JustinMA88 JustinMA88 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    But i'm not sure if they make the best quotes!
    SpontaneousRecoveryLovely SpontaneousRecoveryLovely 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I like motivational quotes! Helps me get through the day.
    Poet1callyDr1ven Poet1callyDr1ven 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like motivational quotes! Helps me get through the day.
    Poet1callyDr1ven Poet1callyDr1ven 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    1. My mates, you either love em or hate em. 2. If You went on the game You'd come back in debt.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 5 days ago