History Main / WrongfullyAttributed

27th Sep '16 8:33:03 AM Veanne
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Also happens a lot in RealLife as a result of misconceptions or confusing associations. A deed is attributed to a more famous person associated with the concept instead of the actual creator. For instance, HenryFord is often called "the inventor of the car", which he wasn't; he merely industrialized automobile production on a mass scale. When you hear a classical music piece and have to guess the composer, it's easier to assume it's Mozart or Beethoven. Sometimes a person is wrongfully credited for a certain deed because his name, image or style is somewhat similar to another creator. You can hardly blame someone for confusing UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt with UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, for example.

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Also happens a lot in RealLife as a result of misconceptions or confusing associations. A deed is attributed to a more famous person associated with the concept instead of the actual creator. For instance, HenryFord Henry Ford is often called "the inventor of the car", which he wasn't; he merely industrialized automobile production on a mass scale. When you hear a classical music piece and have to guess the composer, it's easier to assume it's Mozart or Beethoven. Sometimes a person is wrongfully credited for a certain deed because his name, image or style is somewhat similar to another creator. You can hardly blame someone for confusing UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt with UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, for example.



** Former Polish president Lech Walesa claimed that Pope John Paul II did more than anybody else to end the Cold War.

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** Former Polish president Lech Walesa Wałęsa claimed that Pope John Paul II did more than anybody else to end the Cold War.War. Still better than nowadays, when he attributes every single possible merit to himself.



** Hitler was not a socialist, nor a communist. The full name of the Nazi party was indeed "national-socialist party", but their viewpoints were way different than those of actual socialists, whom Hitler imprisoned and exterminated by the score. Hitler's politics only benefitted white people of supposedly Aryan descent and excluded everyone else, even white Germans who just happened to have a handicap or some sort of "unpure" racial heritage in their roots, a far cry from the socialist party's egalitarian ideals. Painting Hitler as a communist is even further off the mark, considering he launched an open war of extermination to destroy the Soviet Union.
** He wasn't an atheist, nor a specifically religious man either. He just used religion to justify his own viewpoints and win people's trust, while actually surplanting their beliefs with his own personality cult. Some of the concentration camp prisoners were Christians who were too devout for Hitler's tastes; Christian youth groups, for example, where competition for the government-approved ones. Many of Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany were incarcerated, and several executed, thanks to their beliefs making them unwilling to swear loyalty to or take up arms for the Reich.

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** Hitler was not a socialist, nor a communist. The full name of the Nazi party was indeed "national-socialist party", but their viewpoints were way different than those of actual socialists, whom Hitler imprisoned and exterminated by the score. Hitler's politics only benefitted white people of supposedly Aryan descent and excluded everyone else, even white Germans who just happened to have a handicap or some sort of "unpure" racial heritage in their roots, a far cry from the socialist party's egalitarian ideals. Painting Hitler as a communist is even further off the mark, considering he launched an open war of extermination to destroy the Soviet Union.\n
** He wasn't an atheist, nor a specifically religious man either. He just used religion to justify his own viewpoints and win people's trust, while actually surplanting suplanting their beliefs with his own personality cult. Some of the concentration camp prisoners were Christians who were too devout for Hitler's tastes; Christian youth groups, for example, where competition for the government-approved ones. Many of Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany were incarcerated, and several executed, thanks to their beliefs making them unwilling to swear loyalty to or take up arms for the Reich.



* [[RedScare Communism]] has also been demonized in association with the atrocities committed by UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong and Pol Pot, while the general ideas written down by Creator/KarlMarx are in itself far more humanist than what Communist dictators made of them.
22nd Sep '16 9:59:29 PM nombretomado
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* Thanks to its humorous subject matter, the song "Stacy's Mom" by Music/FountainsOfWayne was misattributed to BowlingForSoup so often that it became a joke with the band, who recorded a cover version of it in response.

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* Thanks to its humorous subject matter, the song "Stacy's Mom" by Music/FountainsOfWayne was misattributed to BowlingForSoup Music/BowlingForSoup so often that it became a joke with the band, who recorded a cover version of it in response.
11th Aug '16 3:19:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' when the hotel bellhop escorts Kevin to his room and mentions [[UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover President Hoover]] stayed here before. Kevin mistakes him for the vacuum guy.

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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' ''Film/HomeAlone2'' when the hotel bellhop escorts Kevin to his room and mentions [[UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover President Hoover]] stayed here before. Kevin mistakes him for the vacuum guy.
29th Apr '16 11:19:19 PM Chabal2
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* From ''Creator/DaveBarry Slept Here'':
--> “We constantly see surveys that reveal this ignorance, especially among our high school students, 78 percent of whom, in a recent nationwide multiple-choice test, identified Abraham Lincoln as 'a kind of lobster.' That's right: more than three quarters of our nation's youth could not correctly identify the man who invented the telephone.”
23rd Apr '16 9:35:08 PM MasoTey
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* You know that quote from Ezekiel [[Film/PulpFiction Julius]] recites? It's not a direct Bible quote at all.

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* You know that quote from Ezekiel [[Film/PulpFiction Julius]] recites? It's not a direct Bible quote at all. all, and is partly derived from the OpeningScroll of a Creator/SonnyChiba film.
23rd Apr '16 9:32:19 PM MasoTey
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* Sofonisba Anguissola, a painter who worked in Madrid as lady-in-waiting, had her paintings misattributed to various painters, including Titian, Moroni, Sustermans, Van Dyck, Coello and Zubaran. The fact that she wasn't widely known as painter, as it wasn't her day job, contributed to this, as did ther habit to not sign her work.

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* Sofonisba Anguissola, a painter who worked in Madrid as lady-in-waiting, had her paintings misattributed to various painters, including Titian, Moroni, Sustermans, Van Dyck, Coello and Zubaran. The fact that she wasn't widely known as painter, as it wasn't her day job, contributed to this, as did ther her habit to of not sign signing her work.
6th Feb '16 2:35:14 PM jormis29
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* Also a running gag on ''{{Frasier}}''. Usually played straight but occasionally he would get called on it. Kate: "Did you ever open a book at Harvard?"

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* Also a running gag on ''{{Frasier}}''.''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Usually played straight but occasionally he would get called on it. Kate: "Did you ever open a book at Harvard?"
5th Feb '16 5:58:03 AM LondonKdS
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* There's a tendency for British people to assume that all prestigious and/or DarkerAndEdgier American drama series are Creator/{{HBO}} products, including ones that actually are by rival channels like Creator/{{Showtime}}. This reached its peak when Creator/{{Sky}} launched its Sky Atlantic channel for imported US drama with blanket references to HBO in the publicity, despite the fact that many of its highest-profile initial licenses were not HBO shows.
17th Jan '16 11:17:35 AM Shoebox
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** He wasn't an atheist, nor a specifically religious man either. He just used religion to justify his own viewpoints and win people's trust, while actually surplanting their beliefs with his own personality cult. Some of the concentration camp prisoners were Christians who were too devout for Hitler's tastes; as Christian youth groups, for example, where competition for the government-approved ones.

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** He wasn't an atheist, nor a specifically religious man either. He just used religion to justify his own viewpoints and win people's trust, while actually surplanting their beliefs with his own personality cult. Some of the concentration camp prisoners were Christians who were too devout for Hitler's tastes; as Christian youth groups, for example, where competition for the government-approved ones.ones. Many of Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany were incarcerated, and several executed, thanks to their beliefs making them unwilling to swear loyalty to or take up arms for the Reich.
3rd Sep '15 7:47:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** Hitler was not a socialist, nor a communist. The full name of the Nazi party was indeed "national-socialist party", but their viewpoints were way different than those of actual socialists, whom Hitler imprisoned and exterminated by the score. Hitler's politics only benefitted white people of supposedly Aryan descent and excluded everyone else, even white Germans who just happened to have a handicap or some sort of "unpure" racial heritage in their roots, a far cry from the socialist party's egalitarian ideals.

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** Hitler was not a socialist, nor a communist. The full name of the Nazi party was indeed "national-socialist party", but their viewpoints were way different than those of actual socialists, whom Hitler imprisoned and exterminated by the score. Hitler's politics only benefitted white people of supposedly Aryan descent and excluded everyone else, even white Germans who just happened to have a handicap or some sort of "unpure" racial heritage in their roots, a far cry from the socialist party's egalitarian ideals. Painting Hitler as a communist is even further off the mark, considering he launched an open war of extermination to destroy the Soviet Union.
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