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22nd Apr '17 7:18:22 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The colloquialism "American as apple pie" is inaccurate; apple pie originated in England.

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* The colloquialism "American as apple pie" is inaccurate; apple pie originated in England. Although "being based on something that originated in England" ''is'' a defining American trait...
10th Apr '17 4:56:22 PM RandomFact
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* In [[http://qwantz.com/index.php?comic=868 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', T-rex puts on a performance of "Push It" in "the original french"

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* In [[http://qwantz.com/index.php?comic=868 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', T-rex puts on and Utahraptor enter a talent show with a performance of "Push It" in "the original french"
10th Apr '17 4:53:19 PM RandomFact
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* In [[http://qwantz.com/index.php?comic=868 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', T-rex puts on a performance of "Push It" in "the original french"
2nd Apr '17 12:44:06 PM DustSnitch
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* In Robert Zubrin's ''The Holy Land'' the Minervan (yes, alien) priestess Aurora insists throughout the entire book that Shakespeare, the writer of "Rule Britannia", and {{Jesus}} were all Minervans simply on grounds that [[NoTrueScotsman no Earthling]] [[PunyHumans could have been that brilliant]]. Admittedly, Earth is actually the home planet of the Minervans (who evolved 20,000 years before modern man, who the Minervans call "proto-human savages"), but Minerva never gives any evidence for her claims that's better than her own racism.

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* In Robert Zubrin's ''The Holy Land'' the Minervan (yes, alien) priestess Aurora insists throughout the entire book that Shakespeare, the writer of "Rule Britannia", and {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} were all Minervans simply on grounds that [[NoTrueScotsman no Earthling]] [[PunyHumans could have been that brilliant]]. Admittedly, Earth is actually the home planet of the Minervans (who evolved 20,000 years before modern man, who the Minervans call "proto-human savages"), but Minerva never gives any evidence for her claims that's better than her own racism.
17th Mar '17 12:54:16 PM DarthWalrus
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* To this day, Many Brazilians consider [[UpperClassTwit Albertos Santos Dumont]] the Father of Flight. Their claims are primarily rooted in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's own awarding of said title to Dumont, an action largely rooted in the fact that Dumont performed his "first" flight in France, whereas the Wright Brothers had, 3 years ago, performed the ''actual'' first powered, controlled flight in America. The Wright's 1908 tour across Europe however, combined with the acclaim it won them, made it impossible for the FAI to keep up it's lies, although that has not convinced Brazil.

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* To this day, Many Brazilians consider [[UpperClassTwit Albertos Santos Dumont]] the Father of Flight. Their claims are primarily rooted in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's own awarding of said title to Dumont, an action largely rooted in the fact that Dumont performed his "first" flight in France, whereas the Wright Brothers had, 3 years ago, performed the ''actual'' first powered, controlled flight in America. The Wright's 1908 tour across Europe however, combined with the acclaim it won them, made it impossible for the FAI to keep up it's lies, although that has not convinced Brazil. Explained and debunked [[http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/History_of_the_Airplane/Who_Was_First/Santos_Dumont/Santos_Dumont.htm here]].
17th Mar '17 12:19:04 PM DarthWalrus
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* To this day, Many Brazilians consider [[UpperClassTwit Albertos Santos Dumont]] the Father of Flight. Their claims are primarily rooted in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's own awarding of said title to Dumont, an action largely rooted in the fact that Dumont performed his "first" flight in France, whereas the Wright Brothers had, 3 years ago, performed the ''actual'' first powered, controlled flight in America. The Wright's 1908 tour across Europe however, combined with the acclaim it won them, made it impossible for the FAI to keep up it's lies, although that has not convinced Brazil.
6th Mar '17 6:20:25 PM StarSword
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* Played with in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novel ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Empty Chair''. Chekov claims that rollercoasters were invented in Russia. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Mountains They actually were]], [[CryingWolf but nobody believes him]] because [[OverusedRunningGag he's overused this joke too much]].
15th Feb '17 7:39:00 PM MaxWest2
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* The colloquialism "American as apple pie" is inaccurate; apple pie originated in England.
31st Jan '17 8:03:12 AM Toadofsteel
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*** Also of note, Ferengi are quick to integrate parts of alien culture that fit well with their desire for profit. To whit, Earth's Wall Street is venerated as some kind of holy site, and certain human idioms such as "EveryManHasHisPrice" and "No good deed goes unpunished" are codified in the Rules of Acquisition. (#98 and #285, respectively).
23rd Oct '16 5:29:34 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Fun fact: Back in the early 20th century, a Texas governor was once said to remark, upon a suggestion that the state start also publishing things in Spanish, "[[CriticalResearchFailure If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for Texas]]." (Considering the state's titanic demographic shift since then, this statement is incredibly ironic.)

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** Fun fact: Back in the early 20th century, ''allegedly'' a Texas governor was once said to remark, upon a suggestion that the state start also publishing things in Spanish, "[[CriticalResearchFailure If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for Texas]]." (Considering (considering the state's titanic demographic shift since then, this statement is incredibly ironic.)). ''Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'' states that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_A._Ferguson Ms Ferguson]], aforementioned governor, most likely never said this verbatim, if at all.



** The phenomenon goes beyond KJV and the US Protestants. There is at least one American Catholic priest who said, "As Jesus originally said in Latin."[[note]] [[JustForPun Sicut ab initio Jesus dixit]] [[/note]]
** Not that America has always had a monopoly on this. A bit before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a Hungarian woman in the Austrian-law part of Austria-Hungary was on trial for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous teaching her kids Hungarian]] (German was the official in the Austrian-law parts and Hungarian in the Hungarian-law parts, with other languages being frowned-upon in both). [[CriticalResearchFailure The German judges at one point asked her what language she thought Jesus spoke in, clearly expecting 'German' as the answer. The woman naturally said Hungarian.]]

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** The phenomenon goes beyond KJV and the US Protestants. There is at least one American Catholic priest who said, "As Jesus originally said in Latin."[[note]] [[JustForPun Sicut ab initio Jesus dixit]] [[/note]]
[[/note]]. Jesus' mother tongue, as well as the language his sayings and writings was in, actually was ''Aramaic''.
** Not that America has always had a monopoly on this. A bit before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarI'', a Hungarian woman in the Austrian-law part of Austria-Hungary was on trial for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous teaching her kids Hungarian]] (German was the official in the Austrian-law parts and Hungarian in the Hungarian-law parts, with other languages being frowned-upon in both). [[CriticalResearchFailure The German judges at one point asked her what language she thought Jesus spoke in, clearly expecting 'German' as the answer. The woman naturally said Hungarian.]]



* In ''Literature/TheRealFrankZappaBook'', Music/FrankZappa relates his Sicilian father's theory that everything was invented by Sicilians, up to and including UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire.

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* In ''Literature/TheRealFrankZappaBook'', Music/FrankZappa relates his Sicilian father's theory that everything was invented by Sicilians, up to and including UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire.''UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire''.
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