Ashton Kutcher, of all people, points out that Lord de Word's maxim wasn't original
"A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
- This quote has been attributed to Mark Twain, but it has never been verified as originating with Twain. This quote may have originated with Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) who attributed it to an old proverb in a sermon delivered on Sunday morning, April 1, 1855. Spurgeon was a celebrated English fundamentalist Baptist preacher. His words were: "A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on." (twainquotes.com} - --Old Dickens 14:34, 30 October 2011 (CET)