What do you get when you combine young girls' fanatical devotion to the Queen of Schmaltz—Taylor Swift—with easily misattributed quotes on the Internet? The Pinterest page "Real Taylor Swift Quotes," an ultimate "Why the hell didn't I think of that?" idea that's trolled users of the page for eight weeks now.
It looks to be a typical Pinterest shrine to Swift. Run-of-the-mill, they and One Direction pages are a dime a dozen. But the inspirational font and pictures of Tay-Tay are actually, and hilariously, paired with quotes spoken originally by Adolf Hitler. Joseph Stalin and Osama bin Laden also contribute material. The kicker is that each evil-doer's quote is close enough to be possibly misconstrued as Swift's, yet, I think, they're just weird enough to normally raise eyebrows. But we're dealing with super-fans here. People who think "22" isn't the sound of roaches mating. Until Buzzfeed posted about the site and creator Emily Pattinson came forward with the hoax, no one on Pinterest noticed. At least one picture has already been repinned over 300 TIMES.
I love everything about this. I don't want the exposure to stop the hoax. Troll, troll, troll away.
"The thing about quotes from the Internet is that it's hard to verify their authenticity" -- Abraham Lincoln.