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Top 10 Historical Misquotations

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    1The actual quote of "Houston, we have a problem" is ""Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a main B bus undervolt."

  • 2Sherlock Holmes saying "Elementary, my dear Watson", when he never said it at all.

  • 3"There's a sucker born every minute" is often misattributed to PT Barnum.

  • 4"I invented the Internet" is often misattributed to Al Gore.

  • 5"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." is often misattributed to Thomas Jefferson.

  • 6"Beam me up Scotty" was never said during the run of the original Star Trek series.

  • 7The actual quote of "Play it again Sam" from the movie Casablanca is "You played it for her, you can play it for me. ... If she can stand to listen to it, I can. Play it."

  • 8"I cannot tell a lie" is often misattributed to George Washington.

  • 9"The British Are Coming" is attributed to Paul Revere, when in fact he never said such a phrase.

  • 10Oliver Twist saying "Please sir, can I have some more", when he actually said "Please sir, I want some more."

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