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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 12 12:57:38 EDT 2016


Don't think this one is eligible for 2016 QOTY, because Trump said it at
the end of last year.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/30/trump-i-know-words-i-have-the-best-words-obama-is-stupid-video/

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> I find "I know words. I have the best words." to be oddly beautiful.  It
> also has a Hemingwayesque quality.
>
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> Fred Shapiro
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM>
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> Subject: "I have the best words"
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> Narcissism has never been so memorably pithy. I make it a terrific QOTY
> candidate.
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> 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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