[Ads-l] "I have the best words" and QOTY

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 12 09:16:45 EDT 2016


QOTY was in the back of my mind when I passed on the Yahoo/News article (which I think is very clearly and pointedly stated on the question of the importance of words).
Fred, could there be a QOTY that is two conjoined?  In the following order:
"I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.   ... I have the best words."
Joel


      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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Yeah, but what about:

"Asked on MSNBC’s 'Morning Joe' who he talks with consistently about
foreign policy, Trump responded, 'I’m speaking with myself, number one,
because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.'"

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/trump-foreign-policy-adviser-220853#ixzz4Mrf8krG9

A President needs a good brain with lots of words in it, don't he? You
betcha.

JL

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:40 AM, Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Narcissism has never been so memorably pithy. I make it a terrific QOTY
> candidate.
>
> Geoff
>
> > Date:    Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:35:33 +0000
> > From:    Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET <mailto:berson at att.net>>
> > Subject: "I have the best words"
> >
> > “I know words, I have the best words.”  Donald Trump.
> >
> > From an article by Lisa Belkin, Chief National Correspondent [for, I
> assume, Yahoo/News],October 10, 2016, titled "Not ‘just words’: Why Donald
> Trump’s lewd talk matters":
> >
> > “For your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be
> condemned” reads Matthew 12:36-38.
> >
> > “Words are loaded pistols,” wrote Jean-Paul Sartre.
> >
> > “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind,” Rudyard
> Kipling said.
> >
> > And, of course, Donald Trump: “I know words, I have the best words.”
> >
> > Not ‘just words’: Why Donald Trump’s lewd talk matters
> >
> > Joel
>
>
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