Famous Last Words

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An ironic response to an absurd statement one makes when he or she is not sure of its result

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  • In 1940s, during World War II, this phrase gained much popularity in military and later it was commonly used by other people as well. Famous declarations like (“This is the war to end all wars”) were made by the people which proved false and wrong which were even thought to be stated absurd primarily. Thus insane or irrational statements were often termed as “Famous last words of history” which was reduced to “Famous last words”.
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The director said that his movie will be a block buster and will break all recordsfamous last words.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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διάσημες τελευταίες λέξεις

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    Alex
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