There are many special kinds of people out there. All it takes is someone with an ax to grind or some sort of educational mission that tries to go “beyond the obvious” and pulls quotes from wherever they can.
Misquoting is a very powerful tool. I see it among the educated and uneducated alike. Few ever ask, “DID HE REALLY SAY THAT? IF SO, WHY?”
You should see me go off on bad Einstein quotes. If I saw this post as a serious one, I’d find its source and explain its context within minutes.
I don’t mind the misquoting of the living as much because they can defend themselves. But misquoting the dead REALLY irks me because they can’t…. and few seem to remember or care that we’re communicating on the world’s largest library with access to as much information and misinformation as we please. I enjoy making full use of it whenever possible, while taking time to mock humanity’s silliness by participating in it myself and maybe convince people of a few things in the process. But the convincing isn’t that important to me – It’s the discourse.