Most Notable Quotations of 2008

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Dec 4 22:14:14 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
> I can see Russia from my house.
> Tina Fey, satirizing Sarah Palin

(That's my personal favorite. So dead-on a satirization that the line
is now commonly attributed to Palin herself.)

> [Sarah Palin] is not any smarter than I am and that's not nearly smart enough.
> Tina Fey on Letterman show

Not to overload the list with Feyisms, but what about "Bitch is the new black"?

> I drink your milkshake.
> There Will Be Blood

Technically from 2007, though the film's 12/26/07 release date
justifies a 2008 popularization.


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