Actually, I think Mark Twain said something to that effect first.
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Jacqueline M. Jarvis
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 8:58 PM
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> Subject: Re: semantics and statistics
> On Wed, 9 Dec 1998 at 04:27:34 PST Manuel Luis Iravedra
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> > "There are two kinds of lies, blatant lies, and statistics".
> > Old Research Maxim
> There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and
> statistics. --Benjamin Disraeli
> Jacqueline M. Jarvis
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