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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    I hate it when people play with my emotions cause if I really met you in real life and u played with my emotions like this you gon come up missing
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    I hate "man sitting" and "lady-like sitting" ... someone should sit how they most comfortable weather their legs are spread or closed
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    I have all the bad luck in the world... I can never get a break.. When everything is going great for me ... Boom !!!!! **** happened damn I hate my life right now
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    Just because I'm not sexually experienced. My friends who are all younger than me (only by a couple months) and have all done something sexual a couple times,..treat me like I'm a...
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    Hypocrites are despicable enough. How about a unqualified hypocrite? I just experienced such a person, who even doesn't understand he is a hypocrite after having so many...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I JUST HATE HIM! HE ANNOYS ME AND MY MUM AND HE CAN BE SO SELFISH
    RianaAshante RianaAshante 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm a tomboy, so what? I don't wear makeup, I don't like dresses, I wear male glasses, I hate high heels, and I'm laid back about it.
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    I hate when people assume my mother is a great mother. Or that just because I'm not being social means I'm stuck up or I don't want to be around certain people. To the thing about...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I hate when people assume my mother is a great mother. Or that just because I'm not being social means I'm stuck up or I don't want to be around certain people. To the thing about...
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    I hate when people assume my mother is a great mother. Or that just because I'm not being social means I'm stuck up or I don't want to be around certain people. To the thing about...
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    I hate the words "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" those should be adjectives to describe the genders of your friends ... anyone have an other name that people would use for...
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302 13-15, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    All I want is to be tickled but everyone either hates it or is to busy what the hell
    Allstar1993 Allstar1993 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Ugh I hate it when people get all butthurt like foreal some people gotta have some thicker skin...
    Angelalahaha Angelalahaha 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    An interesting note, is how I seem to attract so many unsolicited messages on EP. Many are curious, want to chat. Some thinking about becoming a bull, or a girl wanting to select...
    LdnBreeder LdnBreeder 31-35, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    This is probably going to be more of a rant. I hate when my mom shoves her agenda down my throat. She has this life that she wants me to live and everything, and I'm like, i don't...
    icanonlydeterminemyhappiness icanonlydeterminemyhappiness 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I don't hate my mom but I do hate my dad and my step dad, the reason i hate my dad is because he beats my mom and he went to jail like 5 times and had to be sent back to...
    cloudysky2257 cloudysky2257 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Through out my life, being the youngest in my family of 5, oldest being my sister, and middle is my god awful brother, my brother has always bothered me, harrased me, verbally and...
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    I am sharing this story because I am truly hoping that getting it out of my system could help in my recovery of getting over my boyfriend's ex-girlfriend... This is not the first...
    Alma89 Alma89 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    The person I am. The way I think. The way I look. I hate everything about myself I constantly question my whole existence. I wanna look pretty and not be lied to I wanna feel...
    loveyourselmore loveyourselmore 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    So my stepmom hates me because A I'm not athletic like her kids B I don't go to a private school like her kids C I really don't care about that artificial stuff (I'm pretty slim...
    baghen baghen 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I hate when people say a guy shouldn't do hair because it's "girly" ... I can do what I enjoy who says I like what you do
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302 13-15, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So here's the dealio my parents are divorced and have Ben for quite some time both my parents found a new spouse however my stepmother is extremely critical and hateful towards me...
    baghen baghen 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    i hate when im starting to have a normal dream (for once) and i instantly jump awake and when i fall asleep again its death i see :(
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Probably people will hate me and criticize me now, but I would put the death penalty for all kind of bullies, even those at school. I don't care if they are only kids or teenagers...
    disappeared88 disappeared88 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    To the one beneath me..Cant you read ..This page is called "I Hate Living In Australia" ..Its a place for people to come here and tell there story about why they hate living in...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My brother told me I'm a immature spoiled little brat and that all I do is take and never give to the family, yea I'm spoil cause I work hard to make money and buy me my own things...
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    The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those that speak it. ~George Orwell
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 5 Responses 2 days ago