To some extent, I think this was an issue that was raised when this question was trending: When was the first print usage of chop your own wood and it will warm you twice?
Occasionally I've run into similar questions regarding the accurate original version or source of a quote that I've seen that conflicts between sources. It seems to me like a question that has a correct answer, so it's not too broad or primarily opinion based. It can also be a valid question after conducting research. Yet I was thinking about posting such a question and it smelled like something that would be closed fast.
Since I'm here, I'll go ahead and reveal the hypothetical question:
A Mark Twain quote is shown in various forms, and I'm wondering if one of them is paraphrased and the other is a true quote. As far as I can tell, neither source specifies the text this quote is drawn from, so I'm unsure where to look to verify the accurate original.
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
I promise I'm not fishing for an answer on Meta. Rather, I'm wondering whether questions of this sort are acceptable to the community or if they would or should be closed.