Wisdom of David Brent 'more memorable than Shakespeare'

Wisdom of David Brent ‘more memorable than Shakespeare’
Shakespeare’s most famous quotations are less well known than the cringeworthy sayings of David Brent, the fictional middle-manager from The Office, a survey claimed yesterday…
Classic literature proved more recognisable than contemporary in only one instance. Thirty-two per cent of people knew that the owl and the pussy cat in Edward Lear’s verse took “some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note”. But just 14 per cent knew that J K Rowling’s Harry Potter caught his train to school from King’s Cross station.
Telegraph | 4 February 2004

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