What I really meant was . . .

Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
Recently a certain world political figure made headlines when he put his foot in his mouth, and promptly changed course by putting it up his derriere instead.

What a different world it would be if certain historical figures had said what they really meant to say, rather than what they did say.

For example: Marie Antoinette, the world's first diet queen, could have given rise to generations of physically fit Frenchmen and changed forever one of the world's most renown cuisines, if she had said what she really meant:

Don't let them eat cake!

What examples spring to your mind?
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  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Cain: Am I not my brother's keeper?
  • The Hollies: My brother weighs a ton
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    Martin Luther King: "I had a nightmare. You don't want to hear about that."
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Then said Jesus unto [Judas], "That thou doest, put off for a while, or maybe like forever."
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    By Trump. "I left out a negative. What I meant to say was 'I have decided not to run for President'. "
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    I came, I saw, I left well enough alone.

    Caesar
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It isn't finished yet."
  • roybartroybart Shipmate
    Give me liberty or give me parole. -- Patrick Henry
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "The Redcoats aren't coming! The Redcoats aren't coming!" -- Paul Revere
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    edited July 22
    L'êtat, ce n'est pas moi. --Napoleon
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    If JFK was like our current prez: "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for ME."
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Thou shalt commit adultery.
  • Luke, I misspoke. I am not your father.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Martin Luther: Here I stand - oh, well, keep it the old way if you prefer.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    We will fight them on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds. Basically, anywhere that is needed, we will fight them. We can't decide where they will be, so we just have to take it as it comes.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Oh sorry, and the occasional fart. I am really just here as a bad smell. Nothing else.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    A government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall perish from the earth.
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Though I have the body of a weak and feeble woman I have the heart of a mouse.
  • Pigwidgeon wrote: »
    Thou shalt commit adultery.
    It's been done: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Bible
  • "Strong and stable".
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    We are amused ... (followed by loud and dirty sounding guffaws) ......
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Enoch wrote: »
    We are amused ... (followed by loud and dirty sounding guffaws) ......

    Surely nothing more than a titter stifled behind a lace handkerchief.

    All that glitters is gold.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    You know - I don't give a shit about a son, the kingdom can go to hell once I am dead. And I love Catherine of Aragon, so lets just make the best of it.
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    Ich bin ein Bagel.
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    "I have to tell you now that such an undertaking has been received and that consequently this country is not at war with Germany".
  • FirenzeFirenze Heaven Host
    I think therefore I think I think too much. Let’s party.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    God is dead. Oh no - hang on, apparently, he is starting to recover. God is just badly injured.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "Yon Cassius has a bloated and overstuffed look. He doesn't think enough -- such men are dangerous."
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    "What light from yonder window breaks? Shit! The curtains are on fire!"
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    All that glitters is gold.
    Only shooting stars break the mold.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Oliver Cromwell: You know, he's quite right. Kings do rule by Divine Right.
  • Ronald Reagan from beyond the grave: "come on Mr Trump, break down this wall!"
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "Me Tarzan, you James."
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill took pictures for the upcoming lawsuit."
  • "That's one small step for man and ... what do you mean, this isn't the moon?"
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "Ground Control, no problem here."
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    "Don't shoot until you see the whites!"
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    You mean you're not Dr Livingstone? Who are you then?
  • sionisaissionisais Shipmate
    I hear Bognor's nice at this time of year. Pack my bags.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Richard Nixon: O.K., you got me -- I am a crook.
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.

    "Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, Rabbi?"
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "To the spoils go the victor."
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Saul, Saul, why don't you persecute me?
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host, 8th Day Host
    OK, you will die, but only in a metaphorical way. But the apple is a little mouldy, I give you.
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    OK Moses, that's enough. You've turned the water into blood. Just take your Israelites and go.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    "You are Peter, and upon that rock over there I will build my church."
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    To be fond of dancing was a certain step toward falling in a heap on the dance floor.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    I have a nightmare that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the content of their character but by the color of their skin.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    We have everything to fear, including fear itself.
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Our hearts are restless, and don't even find rest in thee.
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