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Dirk Marinus
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PostSubject: But who coined the phrase   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 20:01

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

(variously attributed to Benjamin Disraeli or Mark Twain, but never verified for sure)



But who is the person who said the phrase for the first time?
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PostSubject: Re: But who coined the phrase   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 20:25

http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/lies.htm

Seems to have originated as something like "liars, damned liars and expert witnesses" and have been moved to statisticians later.
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