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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Dec '12 15:02
    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 she said. If she had said that, they wouldn't have been near that upset"\

    "What she actually said, and you can understand why people would be SO upset, 'Let them eat CORK'.''

    And the rest is history!
  2. 06 Dec '12 22:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    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!
    I thought she was French not Irish.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Dec '12 23:54
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I thought she was French not Irish.
    Har de har har🙂
  4. 07 Dec '12 00:06
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I thought she was French not Irish.
    Not French either, Austrian, a Habsburg. What she really said is let them eat grizzle!
  5. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    21 Dec '12 09:33
    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.
  6. 21 Dec '12 13:18
    Originally posted by apathist
    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.
    Indeed 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.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Dec '12 16:41
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Indeed 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.
    Well dang! That ruins a lot of stories, and a few jokes.....
  8. 22 Dec '12 16:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well dang! That ruins a lot of stories, and a few jokes.....
    Thus are the ways of history! LOL Never quite the way they were depicted and never quite say what's attributed to them.
  9. 22 Dec '12 22:17
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Thus are the ways of history! LOL Never quite the way they were depicted and never quite say what's attributed to them.
    Ya mean like, "Play it again Sam"?
  10. 23 Dec '12 05:25
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Ya mean like, "Play it again Sam"?
    Exactly!
  11. 23 Dec '12 14:31
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Exactly!
    I think you actually said "right on" not exactly.
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Dec '12 19:04
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I think you actually said "right on" not exactly.
    This is just urban myth! - most sources credit scacchipazzo with exactly on although he may have just been quoting an early poster.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/scacchipazzo/misquotes
  13. 24 Dec '12 05:09
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    This is just urban myth! - most sources credit scacchipazzo with exactly on although he may have just been quoting an early poster.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/scacchipazzo/misquotes
    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"?
  14. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    24 Dec '12 15:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo

    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"?
    Well, Scacchipazzo Patzer, you've finally earned your just 'desserts'. Cakes and Champagne Corks wern't enough.

    Oh, no....

    Nothing's ever enough for you. You insisted on going big time. I'm calling the Altar Boys, the RHP Cops and the Pope!
    -
  15. 24 Dec '12 16:56
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Well, Scacchipazzo Patzer, you've finally earned your just 'desserts'. Cakes and Champagne Corks wern't enough.

    Oh, no....

    Nothing's ever enough for you. You insisted on going big time. I'm calling the Altar Boys, the RHP Cops and the Pope!
    -
    Never 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!