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

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 12 17:07:06 EDT 2016


I'm not sure whether Ben is referring to my list of 10 most notable quotations of the year, or to some other QOTY designation, but if it's the former a late-December quote is definitely eligible for the next year's list.

Fred Shapiro




________________________________
From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:57 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: "I have the best words"

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

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dailycaller.com_2015_12_30_trump-2Di-2Dknow-2Dwords-2Di-2Dhave-2Dthe-2Dbest-2Dwords-2Dobama-2Dis-2Dstupid-2Dvideo_&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=ivS_gJ_rptvs8WKHuLeUBgpq4_BaRbAU4U3Kkn-6aTs&s=q8v3WrKVvQWrTA7NGY2pfLnRirfk8b_pLROj2SmViYg&e=

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.
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:40 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: "I have the best words"
>
> 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
>
>

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=ivS_gJ_rptvs8WKHuLeUBgpq4_BaRbAU4U3Kkn-6aTs&s=lcRw4wJujcEz0Dm8YyCKW0FGU-7Q8aPsgPoKk_JVByU&e=

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list