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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 20 00:11:01 UTC 2014


I would have thought that the sole factor of time would reflect public
consciousness. Suppose a book is written, and years later a script is
written from the book, and more years later the movie is made, and more
years later the movie is released, and a catchphrase from the movie,
originally in the book, becomes a QOTY candidate. Who cares when the book
was written?
On Nov 19, 2014 5:56 PM, "Baker, John" <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

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> I suppose the same issue applies to "I believe that we will win," the
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> rt chant for the USA soccer team at the World Cup.  Bonnie suggested this
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> or the QOTY earlier this year.  It's been around as a sports chant for a
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> w years, but it came to a broader prominence only in application to the
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> Similarly, I'm still rooting for "I am Groot," the catchphrase from
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> ns of the Galaxy, notwithstanding that the comic book in which it was
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> nally used predated 2014.
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> John Baker
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> You make an excellent point, Dan.  There's another quote I am very
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> re the Gruber quotes private?
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> Fred Shapiro
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> is that relevant? Few heard it before it was made public in 2014.
> On Nov 19, 2014 3:42 PM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> > Note that this is also not a 2014 quote.=3D0A=3D
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> > > > > It's November 11 and I still don't have 10 quotations that I
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> > > > > plea for suggestions of notable quotations from 2014, particularly
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