“Give me liberty or give me death!” – famous words Patrick Henry probably didn’t say…

In late March of 1775, the American Revolution had not yet started. The “shot heard ‘round the world” was still a few weeks away. But, to a growing number of Americans, a fight seemed inevitable if Great Britain continued to try to enforce its oppressive “Intolerable Acts” and taxes. Some of the more militant American … Read more

“Any man who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.”

To paraphrase Firesign Theatre, everything most people know about some famous quotations is wrong. A notable example is the famous line “Any man who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.” Most people think that’s a quote by W.C. Fields. However, Fields didn’t say it. (Nor did he say any of the common variations … Read more