from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To quote incorrectly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To incorrectly recite a quote.
- v. To incorrectly record a quote.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To quote erroneously or incorrectly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quote or cite incorrectly.
- To misread; misconstrue; misinterpret.
- Synonyms Garble, etc. See mutilate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. quote incorrectly
- n. an incorrect quotation
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A couple of days ago, in documenting a misquote in a Business Week article, I theorized that the misquote was a result of “empty throwaway words that fill up all Business Week articles.”
I guess of all alternatives "misquote" certainly can't be established under any construct, and I think my review establishes a much better way of understanding the use of "this generation" terminology.
A second thing is that I believe you make a similar mistake as Ehrman claiming a "misquote".
Thank you pft for pointing out the obvious and deliberate "misquote".
The best they could do is say 'misquote' for title had part of Holt quote which as you know must media put highlight phrase in title ...
Call me cynical, but given that MCB attacked MPACUK earlier this week see here I wouldn't be surprised if MPACUK invented this "misquote" to hit back.
Danny Dyer and Zoo magazine in row over 'misquote' claim
Danny Dyer and Zoo magazine in row over 'misquote' claim guardian. co.uk, Monday 10 May 2010 12.02 BST
However, BP termed Igor Sechin's statement a "misquote" and denied that Hayward would resign.
(and in various places, so don't let me hear about a "misquote" or "misstatement.")