Originally posted by sonhouseI thought she was French not Irish.
A manuscript just uncovered by an unknown historian by the name of Gustav Boulivard showed the REAL reason she lost her head:
When told the crowds outside were starving and didn't have even bread, she was reported to have said, "Well then, let them eat cake".
However, this historian who claimed to be present at the time reported "That was NOT what sh ...[text shortened]... and why people would be SO upset, 'Let them eat CORK'.''
And the rest is history!
Originally posted by apathistIndeed we hope, but if it was it was a bad one! Indeed Marie Antoinette never uttered those words nor was she the evil witch she has been made out to be.
The phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie Antoinette. However, there is no evidence to support that she ever uttered this phrase, and it is now generally regarded as a "journalistic cliché". wiki
I guess the op was meant as a joke.
Originally posted by wolfgang59Perhaps I was quoting myself, which leads us full circle, now don't it? LOL
This is just urban myth! - most sources credit scacchipazzo with exactly on although he may have just been quoting an early poster.
Originally posted by scacchipazzoWell, Scacchipazzo Patzer, you've finally earned your just 'desserts'. Cakes and Champagne Corks wern't enough.
Perhaps I was quoting myself, which leads us full circle, now don't it? LOL
The best misquotes are the ones fraught with ambiguity such as Caesar's:
"Alea iacta est" "The die is cast or "let the dice fly high"?
Originally posted by Grampy BobbyNever forget Pope Ratzinger has now lived in La Bella Italia a few decades, knows the lay of the land and will break your kneecaps for your treasonous anti-papist rants!
Well, Scacchipazzo Patzer, you've finally earned your just 'desserts'. Cakes and Champagne Corks wern't enough.
Nothing's ever enough for you. You insisted on going big time. I'm calling the Altar Boys, the RHP Cops and the Pope!