When to quote, who to quote, how to quote
This is a discussion on When to quote, who to quote, how to quote within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by oakchas
NO... But taken out of context, it can appear to be a truth that was never intended.
October 3rd, 2012 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by oakchas
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
October 3rd, 2012 08:09 PM
I believe that was Benjamin Franklin
Originally Posted by sigs
I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
October 3rd, 2012 08:25 PM
"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine."
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
-General James Mattis, USMC
October 3rd, 2012 09:24 PM
+1. Clearly Lincoln was referring to internet FORUMS, not the entire internet.
Originally Posted by pittypat21
October 3rd, 2012 09:30 PM
If you quote, you should also reference!
October 3rd, 2012 10:52 PM
Very true and we need be aware of that. On the other hand though we have people who will totally discount the content of a quote solely because of who it was that originally said it. Two extremes that reasonable folks have to watch out for.
Originally Posted by mlr1m
If a man says something that is true does the character of the man somehow make it less true?
Originally Posted by oakchas
October 4th, 2012 02:28 AM
I got into a HUGE argument with someone on FB, that really started out more as good natured ribbing on my end, over this Ghandi quote.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
It gets thrown around about pets. It's not about pets, and was not an original thought by Ghandi either. IIRC, the original writing was by a guy that was a hard core Vegetarian and it was specifically referencing EATING animals. And to be perfectly honest, I had no idea until it got kind of heated and I started digging around about the quote. And I also did not know she was a vegetarian. It did not end well, lol.
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October 4th, 2012 02:48 AM
Taking a quote out of context?????
This IS the political season is it not?
I thought that was a prerequisite to writing a political ad was to take the opponents words and find the select few that make you sound better when uttered totally out of contexts.
Keep in mind, this is just the thought of one who's not sure what percent he is anymore.
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October 4th, 2012 03:31 AM
I'm not sure what you're referring to, are you implying that politicians lie?
Originally Posted by NC Bullseye
"Brilliant. So now we got a huge guy theory, and a serial crusher theory. Top notch. What's your name?" - Paul Smecker
October 4th, 2012 08:02 AM
Absolutely. If not outright lying, then fudging the numbers, lifting the portion of other quotes/facts that most suit the point they're trying to make ... aka, spin. It's the season of the sound byte, particularly ones taken out of context. Sadly, it's largely what politicking has become.
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self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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October 4th, 2012 11:51 AM
I agree it is not out of context, it is a misquote (i.e. fabrication).
Originally Posted by RKflorida
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