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That wasn't Twain: how a misquotation is born

Website Quote Investigator traces the origins of well-known sayings.

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The saying “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” is commonly attributed to Mark Twain (a lookalike, above).

HOW fitting that the man often credited with saying "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes" most likely did not invent the phrase.

Commonly attributed to Mark Twain, that quotation instead appears to be a descendant of a line published

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