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"If you come to a fork in the road, take it!"   -Yogi Berra
3rd Place"If you come to a fork in the road, take it!" -Yogi Berra
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Challenge: Misquotes (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-30
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Date: Aug 20, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2010


Other Yogi Berra quotes. (gotta read to believe)

POST Challenge. Nice surprise. Thanks all.

I find it interesting that some people thought that mine was not a legitimate misquote. Upon further consideration, I am confident that IT IS a misquote. In fact, I believe it is doubly so:
By definition, a “fork in the road” is a common metaphor, based on a literal expression, for a deciding moment in life or history when a major choice of options is required. As for the origin of this expression, I know it goes at least as far back as the book of Ezekiel (21:19-23).

1) Clearly the statement of Yogi Berra (my title) is a misquote of this common metaphor, as he attempts to add advice that is nonsensical (i.e. take it).
2) Further, my photograph is visual pun (albeit unoriginal), misquoting what was truly meant by this metaphor.
As I see it, Yogi and I BOTH misquoted the original intent.



Statistics
Place: 3 out of 42
Avg (all users): 6.9333
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.6190
Avg (non-participants): 7.1069
Views since voting: 6860
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 180
Comments: 31
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09/07/2010 03:12:35 PM
Great photo, but definitely not a misquote.
09/04/2010 12:24:08 AM
Great idea. Love the DOF. Congratulations!
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09/03/2010 02:02:11 PM
When you do this well in the voting, you don't need to explain! This is a fabulous take on a misquote! Nice job
Debbi
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09/03/2010 01:09:58 PM
Way to go!
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09/02/2010 08:57:54 PM
A terrific interpretation of a misquote. Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/02/2010 06:21:53 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon - well done! A very funny quote from a very funny guy.
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09/02/2010 08:40:52 AM
I was glad to see someone did Yogi - he has ALL the best misquotes lol. Congrats on the yellow in yellow!!
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09/02/2010 06:28:46 AM
Congrats,great stuff.
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09/01/2010 04:46:04 PM
Great shot - and exactly in the spirit of the challenge.
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09/01/2010 03:51:28 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/01/2010 12:26:26 PM
Love it - congrats!
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09/01/2010 04:00:13 AM
Congrats,
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09/01/2010 03:53:31 AM
Love this. Great concept and fabulous photo (it looks so rugged). Many congrats, Stan. Excellent work.
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09/01/2010 01:39:19 AM
congrats, a very deserved ribbon!
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09/01/2010 01:00:07 AM
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad shot :D Congrats on the yellow.
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09/01/2010 12:35:12 AM
Congrats on a job well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2010 02:03:51 PM
not a misquote but a very funny quote...who doesn't love yogi 6
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08/31/2010 11:13:23 AM
Excellent job on the dof.
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08/31/2010 02:44:41 AM
But Yogi, do you also take a fork ON the road?
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08/30/2010 09:18:33 AM
I was hoping someone would do this one... really nice.
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08/29/2010 12:41:13 PM
Nicely taken and I like the style.
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08/29/2010 09:14:34 AM
Very good - and nice PoV
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08/28/2010 02:35:22 AM
Apparently not a misquote
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08/27/2010 06:29:26 PM
Strong lines, good use of DOF, and I like the simplicity of the color scheme.
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08/26/2010 04:06:56 PM
HA!...very nicely done, I almost used this miquote!!
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08/25/2010 03:02:12 PM
Perfect shot and it works great for the challenge!
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08/25/2010 02:29:16 PM
smart, makes me smile
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08/25/2010 12:53:19 PM
Clever!
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08/25/2010 10:44:58 AM
I like this but wish it was cropped closer to remove the black at the top of the frame.
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08/25/2010 03:48:23 AM
lol a nice image that has taught me something too - as an Englishman I had no idea who Yogi Berra was until this. Thanks for providing me with 10 min of google fun.
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08/25/2010 12:41:33 AM
"Bear left at the fork in the road" ~Kermit the Frog
"Right, frog." ~Fozzie Bear
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