[Ads-l] Desperate Last Plea for Most Notable Quotations of 2014

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 13 20:49:41 UTC 2014


“Whatever. Get in line. I’ve been sued lots of times before. Get in line.
I’m happy to take it on.”  --Chris Christie, on the threat of a law suit by
the nurse being quarantined.

DanG

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> >
> > It's November 11 and I still don't have 10 quotations that I consider to
> be
> > suitable for my annual list, run by the Associated Press, of the top 10
> most
> > notable quotations of the year.  By "notable" I mean "important" or
> "famous"
> > or "particularly revealing of the spirit of our times" rather than
> necessarily
> > being eloquent or admirable.  So I am renewing my plea for suggestions of
> > notable quotations from 2014, particularly ones from politics or popular
> > culture or entertainment or sports or business or technology.
>
> How about...
>
> "We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq." -- Pres. Obama
>
> Or from early in the year...
>
> "I come out here to apologize to the people of New Jersey. I am
> embarrassed and humiliated."  --Chris Christie
>
> Probably need something Ebola-related on there. Perhaps one of the
> more inflammatory political statements, like...
>
> "Ladies and gentlemen, we have an Ebola outbreak, we have bad actors
> who can come across the border. We need to seal the border and secure
> it." -- Thom Tills (R-NC)
>
> The previously suggested "Hands up, don't shoot" from Ferguson is
> probably the most memorable.
>
> --bgz
>
>
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> Ben Zimmer
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