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estigi


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Posted Sun May 27th, 2012 2:32pm Post subject: errors

Dear Mr. Fry,
 
In your wonderful program QI which I find QA or even VA, you pride yourself of the accuracy of the facts you present on the show. It therefore makes me QP to inform you of a small error.
 
You claimed that the quotation “Prediction is difficult – especially about the future” is coined by Niels Bohr but it is not. The Danish actor, writer, painter Robert Storm Pedersen, known as Storm P thought that one up.
 
He made many of those, most of them untranslatable, but one that could make sense in English would be: “ French is easy, horse is cheval and so on and so forth”.
 


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