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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.
3rd Sep '15 7:34:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is also a popular choice for WrongfullyAttributed opinions. During arguments people will eventually accuse their opponents of having the same viewpoint as Hitler (a phenomenon known as GodwinsLaw). Usually certain opinions are attributed to Hitler, even though he had nothing to do with them. For instance: 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 ideals. 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.) Also, what Hitler stood for is in many cases just a case of HitlerAteSugar. Just because he was for or against certain things doesn't automatically make everything "evil". A simple example: the Nazis were early proponents of animal rights and anti-smoking activism. These are good initiatives, who just happen to be pioneered by a despicable ideology.
** The Nazis are often credited with creating concentration camps. They weren't the first, though. The British already used concentration camps during the Boer Wars, though not for genocidical reasons but to keep POW's jailed in one location.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is also a popular choice for WrongfullyAttributed wrongfully attributed opinions. During particularely nasty arguments people will eventually accuse their opponents of having the same viewpoint as Hitler (a phenomenon known as GodwinsLaw). Usually This is sometimes done by baiting their opponents to agree with [[YouKnowWhoSaidThat sufficiently vague quotations]] that are implied to [[HitlerAteSugar be evil because Hitler said them]]. At other times certain opinions are attributed to Hitler, Hitler even though when he had nothing to do with them. them (i.e. this trope). For instance: example:
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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 ideals. egalitarian ideals.
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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 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.) Also, what Hitler stood for is in many cases just a case of HitlerAteSugar. Just because he was for or against certain things doesn't automatically make everything "evil". A simple example: the Nazis were early proponents of animal rights and anti-smoking activism. These are good initiatives, who just happen to be pioneered by a despicable ideology.
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** The Nazis are often credited with creating concentration camps. They weren't the first, though. The British already used concentration camps during the Boer Wars, though not for genocidical genocidal reasons but to keep POW's [=POWs=] jailed in one location.
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