Who Said That?

Do you know who coined the phrase, “There’s a sucker born every minute?” Most people think it was showman P.T. Barnum. How about the phrase, “The British are coming?” Were you taught it was Paul Revere? Apparently, neither man uttered the phrases–according to the author of a new meticulously researched book of quotations. The book attempts to set the record straight on the aforementioned popular phrases that have crept into everyday use, including Sigmund Freud’s sage advice that “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” (He didn’t quite say that, although his biographer thinks he would have approved of the … Continue reading