[Ads-l] RES: Lewis Carroll Misquotes
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Mon Apr 5 00:59:01 UTC 2021
The QI website now has an article about the saying erroneously
attributed to Lewis Carroll. Thanks to all.
The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get
The article in “The Guardian” was mentioned on the mailing list of the
American Dialect Society which inspired QI to tackle this topic.
Thanks to discussants Bill Mullins, Geoffrey Nathan, Andy Bach, David
Daniel, and Laurence Horn. In addition, thanks to quotation expert
Nigel Rees who referred to the article in “The Guardian” and explored
this topic in his April 2021 “Quote… Unquote” newsletter.
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 8:19 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Laurence Horn wrote:
> > Is the not-quite-Carroll line (with either “hurrier” or “hurrieder")
> > in fact from the 1951 Alice in Wonderland animated movie?
> > The date would match up with the Google Books cites, but
> > the variant from 1943 gives one pause.
> The Quotes webpage for Alice in Wonderland (1951) has no matches for
> "behinder", "hurrier", and "hurrieder".
> Also, there is no match for this query:
> "behinder" site:wikiquote.org
> This suggests that other researchers have not noticed the quotation.
> I haven't tried to check the Alice in Wonderland (1951) script or a
> subtitle database.
> Back in 2014 I viewed the 1951 movie to verify a quotation spoken by
> the Disney version of The White Rabbit - "Don’t just do something,
> stand there." I don't recall hearing "behinder" while watching the
> movie, but that is weak evidence.
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