10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say
mentalflossr: As Google reminded us this morning with this nifty Tom Sawyer Doodle, today is Mark Twain’s 176th birthday! The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time. Here are 10 quotes Mark Twain likely never uttered, despite popular belief.
I felt happy today
That is all.
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bibliophage \BIB-lee-uh-feyj\, noun:
An ardent reader; a bookworm.
appetence \AP-i-tuhns\, noun:
1. Intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite. 2. Instinctive inclination or natural tendency. 3. Material or chemical attraction or affinity.
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