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Famous Quotes - Maybe!

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

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Famous Quotes - Maybe!

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

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