Snowclones are one of the memetic modes that cause misquotations to persist, so I found this The Atlantic article worth sharing today: “Beam Us Up, Mr Scott!: Why Misquotations Catch On.”

Among the ones I’ve written about so far, I discovered that “the only good X is a dead X” is a bit of a misquote, as is “we’re gonna need a bigger boat,” “these are not the droids you’re looking for,” and (arguably) “we don’t need no stinking X“.

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