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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 12 10:58:36 EDT 2016


> On Oct 12, 2016, at 4:56 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> Are runners-up listed?  Leave at least some space for something not said by T---p.
> 
> JSB
> 

We could have a special QOTY category for Trumperies the way we did for WOTY with Tom Cruiseries way back when.

And are we positive he wasn't saying "Aye, no words!  I have the best words!"?

LH
> 
>      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "I have the best words"
> 
> Or, "Disloyal R's...don't know how to win - I will teach them."
> 
> Maybe just misses. But then there's,
> 
> "We have to investigate Hillary Clinton, and we have to investigate the
> investigation."
> 
> Now that has a ring to it.  As does,
> 
> "It is so nice the shackles have been taken off me and I can fight for
> America the way I want to."
> 
> And,
> 
> "O'REILLY:  [Does that mean] you're going to be *more* outspoken?
> 
> "T---P: I don't think I'm that outspoken, to be honest with you, Bill. I
> think I'm not outspoken at [all]: no, I think I've been very nice.
> 
> The hits keep coming.
> 
> JL
> 
> JL
> 
> 
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> 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.'"
>> 
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.politico.com_blogs_2016-2Dgop-2Dprimary-2Dlive-2Dupdates-2D&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=hREPuKZ9wvjbsd1N55dK_AgS2Pi3UdmTULCbWYUEKXA&s=xHXgXtZjalrvetHTwap6t9JpOoi6QKzUFHLuf9PDaG8&e= 
>> 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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>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>> 
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