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A closer look at a few of Curnow's 'accurate misquotations', his 'quotations lifted from / life into a stony text' ('Moules a la Mariniere') should serve to clarify his technique.
The former head of the Met Office said he is considering taking legal action because he feels that the continued recycling of the "misquotation" is damaging him and the science he represents.
Oft used, this exclamation is a callously employed misquotation and is usually invoked as a crude attempt at humor or insult.
Hours after the legislators voted 19 by 17 to discuss the 'incorrect' document amidst protest from Ayiei and his Directors citing misquotation, a vote of no confidence.
As for the assertion of misquotation: We purposefully included Hoch's "message of the play" speech in its entirety as a sidebar to the article to give the reader a fuller picture of the ironies and self-contradictions contained in the performance.
"The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth." -- Charles Freeman 3/10/09 announcing his withdrawal.
Freeman had some deservedly harsh descriptions of the lobby's influence: "The tactics of the Israel lobby plumb the depths of dishonour and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the wilful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods and an utter disregard for the truth."
The second is: "Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it," which is actually a misquotation of the original text written by philosopher George Santayana, who, in his Reason in Common Sense, wrote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Nonetheless, the assumption that people would vote for representatives who looked like them proved too simple, with the majority of women rejecting Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's misquotation, "There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women." Palin was twisting former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's statement, which put women in Hell if they failed to help women.
For example, Mazzio launches her case in this chapter with a serious misquotation and subsequent misreading: the love-struck Navarre's heart is not "with print impress'd," as Mazzio repeatedly quotes the line (145, 159), but "like an agate with your print impressed" (2.1.235, my emphasis).
Or the poet might pose a question: "Who is here with me?" "All in white my love went riding--/ is that a misquotation?" The scenes that take shape in such poems are sometimes painterly ("a hospital with a lot of white in it," an un-Chagall-like village that "does not fly / through the air--it is / nailed to the ground"); sometimes comically quaint, with forest ranger Bob and Echo Lake; and sometimes radically abstract, made of lines, outlines, rectangles, or a blizzard "in the form of a cube." In "Now at the Sahara," Padgett begins by wondering about some books he ordered (Dante's Commedia) and ends up thinking about comedian Shecky Greene.