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Famous Quotes - Maybe!

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A quick slide show about whether famous people actually said famous quotes.

A quick slide show about whether famous people actually said famous quotes.

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  • 1. Famous Quotes True or False? Did They Actually Say These Things?
  • 2. Famous Quotes #1
    • George Washington once said (re: the cherry tree incident):
    • "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.“
    • (Or did he?)
  • 3. Famous Quotes #2
    • Al Gore once said:
    • “ I invented the Internet.”
    • (Or did he?)
  • 4. Famous Quotes #3
    • George W. Bush once said:
    • “ Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.”
    • (Or did he?)
  • 5. What does teacher say?
    • 315 teachers answered the question on the next slide about which of those quotes are true.
    • 47% say the Washington quote is true.
    • 35% say the Gore quote is true.
    • 41% say the Bush quote is true.
  • 6. Choose the accurate quote.
    • George Washington
    • Al Gore
    • George W. Bush
    • All of the above are true
    • All of the above are false
  • 7. Famous Quotes #1 - FALSE
    • The cherry tree story was made up by Washington’s biographer, Mason Locke Weems. The book was titled “The Life of Gen. Washington.”
    • Weems created the fictional piece to demonstrate the virtue of the young Washington
    • One source of many: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/gw/gwmoral.html
  • 8. Famous Quotes #2 - FALSE
    • Al Gore did credit himself with helping to create the Internet, but never said that he invented it.
    • By “create,” he was referring to the fact that he voted in the Senate to provide the funding that led to the development of the Internet.
    • One source of many: www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp
  • 9. Famous Quotes #3 - TRUE
    • Want a good laugh? Search for George W Bush bloopers on YouTube.
    • Good example:
    • www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3JdcnFZIJw
    • He leaves Keith Olbermann speechless.