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Can you tell the difference between a quote from one of history's most infamous revenge-seeking megalomaniacs and Adolf Hitler? Plenty of people couldn't. This "Hitler or Taylor" joke started with a Pinterest user named Emily Pattinson, who juxtaposed pretty images of Taylor Swift with quotes from the "real Taylor Swift."  The results are inspirational messages like this:

The problem is ... those aren't Swift's quotes. The quotes Pattinson was using actually belong to the likes of Hitler, Osama bin Laden, and Joseph Stalin — and no one noticed. Pattinson's most popular post, as Buzzfeed points out, has 277 "repins."


So are Taylor Swift fans gullible? Do Swift's words resemble Nazi propaganda?  Is Hitler the voice of the millennial generation? The answer isn't so obvious. Or is it? Having some fun, we decided to see who could tell a Swift quote from a Hitler quote. Go on, and see if it's as easy as you think:

"Who Said It?" 

1. Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so you are insulting yourself. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

2. Hate is more lasting than dislike TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

3. I know my flaws before other people point them out to me. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

4. I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

5. I'm intimidated by the fear of being average. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

6. Great liars are also great magicians. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

7. All you need to do to be my friend is like me. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

8. Long live the walls we crashed through. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

9. Words build bridges into unexplored regions. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER

10. I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. TAYLOR SWIFT HITLER


Your results:


1-3 Correct: Obviously, Hitler and Taylor are confusing. 

4-7 Correct: You know your stuff. In fact, might know too much about Hitler or Taylor Swift.

8-10 Correct: You frighten us. 

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