Monthly Archives: July, 2013

10 Pop Culture Quotes That Never Were.

This week’s Skeptoid podcast about Muzak showed how things become embedded in “popular knowledge”. Pop culture quotes are a paraphrase of a cultural ideas. They become a common social references. Memorable quotes become a place holder for cultural knowledge. Cultural knowledge, like our brain’s memory, is unreliable and subject to fluid interpretation. Pop culture quotes often are distorted or incorrect variations on the original.  Here is a short list of a few that make me cringe whenever I hear them. They are often heard but rarely correctly. Continue reading →

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