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[–]JasonCarswell 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

A+++ Saved!

However, it is misattributed to Mark Twain:


Politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason

  • Variant: Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason
  • Not found in Twain's works.
  • A 1993 newspaper humor column attributes this saying to Reader's Digest: "Picking it up from a Reader's Digest fan, Willie, our ex-shoe shine boy, says some politicians are like diapers. They both need changed often ... and for the same reason."[2]
  • Also attributed to Reader's Digest in Naomi Judd's 1993 book Love Can Build a Bridge: 'A quip I once saw in Reader's Digest said: "Most politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason!"'.
  • Attributed to 1992 congressional candidate John Wallner
  • Not found attributed to Twain until 2010

~ https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mark_Twain#Misattributed


[–]Vigte 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

[–]Optimus85[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Thanks for that! Next time I post a quote I'll make an effort to double check.

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Usually it's the quote that matters not who SaidIt. Some people in this forum have knowingly or inadvertently shared golden quotes on par with the best. Fame just promotes it. Twain is one of the most abused.

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]Optimus85[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

"That's what ya get from copying random quotes off the Internet." -2Pac Shakur

[–]Optimus85[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Dang it!

[–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Because we shat ourselves.