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September 17, 2013

In the realm of the WAS: The Wrongly Attributed Statement

The WAS is not just a thing, you see, it's an experience.
A quote floats in your head for years, resting in cloistered obscurity. One day you decide to use it in a book or an article. You look it up to get the exact wording and to cite the original source. But you find multiple wordings and no credible source. You keep looking, only to find that no one ever said it (at least not that anyone knows of). Who Really Said That? - The Chronicle Review

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 17, 2013 8:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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