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08/18/2010 07:32:05 AM · #1
...to understand?

in google translation i do not find it and i do not understand the right meanng of this word and the relationsgip with photography...

tnx to all from an italian who not speak so well english!
08/18/2010 07:34:04 AM · #2
Noun 1. misquote - an incorrect quotation
misquotation
quotation, quote, citation - a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
Verb 1. misquote - quote incorrectly; "He had misquoted the politician"
quote, cite - repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"

//www.thefreedictionary.com/misquote
08/18/2010 07:35:14 AM · #3
This site shows 'famous' misquotes, quotes that are attributed to the wrong person.
//www.saidwhat.co.uk/quotes/misquotes/
08/18/2010 07:37:28 AM · #4
many thanks...

wow, difficult theme this...
08/18/2010 07:39:22 AM · #5
The misquote by the example :
Originally posted by VitaminB:

This site shows 'famous' misquotes, quotes that are attributed to the wrong photographer.
//www.dpchallenge.com/

08/18/2010 07:57:03 AM · #6
Originally posted by VitaminB:

This site shows 'famous' misquotes, quotes that are attributed to the wrong person.
//www.saidwhat.co.uk/quotes/misquotes/


I didn't take this challenge topic as mis-assigned quotes, but rather changing a word or letter of a famous quote.

One that came to mind immedialtely,

"Never lick a gift horse in the mouth."

another one

"half of one, 6 dozen of another"

Maybe I'm off base here, but that's how I took it.
08/18/2010 08:01:44 AM · #7
In the song Purple Haze, Jimi sings 'Excuse me while I kiss the sky'. This has often been misheard as 'Excuse me while I kiss this guy'.
08/18/2010 08:11:56 AM · #8
My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )

Message edited by author 2010-08-18 08:12:46.
08/18/2010 08:12:25 AM · #9
I think anything goes. Just make up a title for your photo that sounds like a mis-quote.
08/18/2010 09:02:21 AM · #10
I looked it up and found it to be described as when someone is attributed with saying something they never said, or said in different way.

Examples:

"Just the facts, ma'am."
* This, the best known quote from the Jack Webb series Dragnet, was never said by Sgt. Friday in any of the Dragnet radio or television series.
* Correct versions:
o "All we want are the facts, ma'am."
o "All we know are the facts, ma'am."

"Elementary, my dear Watson"
o This phrase was never uttered by the character in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's written works.
o The association of this quote with the Sherlock Holmes character likely comes from the closing lines of the 1929 film The Return of Sherlock Holmes:

Watson: Amazing, Holmes.
Holmes: Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary.

"Beam me up, Scotty"
* From the Star Trek science fiction television series. Several variants of this do occur in the series, such as "Energize", "Beam me aboard," "Beam us up home," or "Two to beam up," but "Beam me up, Scotty" was never said during the run of the original Star Trek series. However, the quote "Beam me up, Scotty" was uttered in Star Trek: The Animated Series. The movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home included the closest other variation: "Scotty, beam me up."

The description does say to "find a great misquote", but ss far as this challenge goes, intentionally mangling a quote for the purpose of humor will be fine with me.

Message edited by author 2010-08-18 09:04:58.
08/18/2010 09:12:37 AM · #11
Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


You're not the only one that thought it said mosquitoes! I would probably do better in this challenge if it did say mosquitoes though! :-D
08/18/2010 09:13:49 AM · #12
Originally posted by CJinCA:

Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


You're not the only one that thought it said mosquitoes! I would probably do better in this challenge if it did say mosquitoes though! :-D


HAHA - well, I do live in mosquito hell Texas.

Message edited by author 2010-08-18 09:14:30.
08/18/2010 09:14:33 AM · #13
Originally posted by CJinCA:

Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


You're not the only one that thought it said mosquitoes! I would probably do better in this challenge if it did say mosquitoes though! :-D


Hahah!! I saw the same thing!
08/18/2010 09:15:51 AM · #14
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I looked it up and found it to be described as when someone is attributed with saying something they never said, or said in different way.


What about: I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman. (image of a blue dress)
08/18/2010 09:16:16 AM · #15
If it had been Mosquitos, I could have driven out to the city of Mesquite to photograph some of the locals.
08/18/2010 09:34:57 AM · #16
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

If it had been Mosquitos, I could have driven out to the city of Mesquite to photograph some of the locals.

Too bad, I just made the photo of a mosquito larva yesterday :(
//fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Larve_de_moustique.JPG
08/18/2010 10:34:03 AM · #17
This is a strange category, that's for sure. Technically, a misquote involves attributing to someone something they never said, so an integral part of the concept is the person-who-never-said-it, right? And how are you gonna photograph that? Why would you even want to? Where's the hook in photographing "Beam me up, Scotty" or "Elementary, my dear Watson"?

Scarbrd's take on it was more what I was visualizing, though that's more of a "mangled quotation" or "mangled aphorism" than a "misquote.

Then there's the whole category of "spoonerisms", after the eponymous Reverend Spooner, who frequently and inadvertently switched consonants when speaking, to humorous effect:

fighting a liar lighting a fire
you hissed my mystery lecture you missed my history lecture
cattle ships and bruisers battle ships and cruisers
nosey little cook cosy little nook
a blushing crow a crushing blow
tons of soil sons of toil
our queer old Dean our dear old Queen
we'll have the hags flung out we'll have the flags hung out
you've tasted two worms you've wasted two terms
our shoving leopard our loving shepherd
a half-warmed fish a half-formed wish
is the bean dizzy? is the Dean busy?

Who the heck knows which way to go with this? DNMC up the wazoo, I suspect.

R.
08/18/2010 10:38:06 AM · #18
Originally posted by Bear_Music:


Then there's the whole category of "spoonerisms", after the eponymous Reverend Spooner, who frequently and inadvertently switched consonants when speaking, to humorous effect:
R.


Now spoonerisms or malapropisms would make for a humourous and interesting challenge - as it is, I think I will leave this one well alone.
08/18/2010 10:38:13 AM · #19
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by CJinCA:

Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


You're not the only one that thought it said mosquitoes! I would probably do better in this challenge if it did say mosquitoes though! :-D


Hahah!! I saw the same thing!


+1
08/18/2010 10:39:32 AM · #20
Originally posted by FourPoint7:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by CJinCA:

Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


You're not the only one that thought it said mosquitoes! I would probably do better in this challenge if it did say mosquitoes though! :-D


Hahah!! I saw the same thing!


+1

+ another one
08/18/2010 10:42:05 AM · #21
And what if I use the title with a correct famous quote but make a photo kind of contradicting the quote in an humorous way?
I think this would be the fun for this challenge.

Just getting famous misquotes and representing them in a photo would be very boring in my opinion.
08/18/2010 10:55:57 AM · #22
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Then there's the whole category of "spoonerisms", after the eponymous Reverend Spooner, who frequently and inadvertently switched consonants when speaking, to humorous effect


You missed out "smart feller"
08/18/2010 11:08:40 AM · #23
You know, Yellow is going to be a whole lot easier on the brain.
08/18/2010 11:55:45 AM · #24
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by VitaminB:

This site shows 'famous' misquotes, quotes that are attributed to the wrong person.
//www.saidwhat.co.uk/quotes/misquotes/


I didn't take this challenge topic as mis-assigned quotes, but rather changing a word or letter of a famous quote.

One that came to mind immedialtely,

"Never lick a gift horse in the mouth."

another one

"half of one, 6 dozen of another"

Maybe I'm off base here, but that's how I took it.


I do like that a lot better.
08/18/2010 12:01:06 PM · #25
Originally posted by love:

My dyslexia kicked in last night - I thought the challenge was MOSQUITOES! Thank GOD it's not!! : )


Yeah me too. I was thinking damn I'll have to spend $600 to buy a real macro to participate in this challenge.

Still don't know how to do this one though so.........
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