[Ads-l] Most Notable Quotations of 2017 So Far? (Version Without Weird Characters)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 9 08:32:18 EST 2017


A new one from On High:

"Let me tell you, the one that matters is _me_. I'm the only one that
matters."

Specifically concerning statecraft, but obviously of more general
application.

Cf. "L'etat c'est moi."

JL

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:23 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Rose McGowan was a central figure in the biggest Hollywood news story
> of the year: the downfall of Harvey Weinstein. Here is one of her
> notable tweets:
>
> https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/917820440910774272
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> rose mcgowan‏ Verified account @rosemcgowan
> Now am I allowed to say rapist
>
> [Tweet embedded in Rose McGowan's tweet]‏
> Anthony Bourdain‏Verified account @Bourdain
> Can we use the word “rapist” now? #Weinstein
> [End embedded tweet]
> [End excerpt]
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:04 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree that categories overlap. It is possible to find a "Trump
> > related quotation" in each of the domains mentioned: Arts, Athletics,
> > Science, Technology, Health, Law, Military.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >>> On Nov 7, 2017, at 2:31 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The feedback you are receiving may be somewhat narrowly focused. You
> >>> may wish to broaden the list by searching for interesting quotations
> >>> in a variety of domains such the following:
> >>>
> >>> Arts, Athletics, Science, Technology, Health, Law, Military, et cetera.
> >>
> >> Or sports.  But I suppose you’re gonna tell me that the leading
> sports-related quotation--
> >>
> >> “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired. He's
> fired!”
> >>
> >> —is a political quotation too.
> >>
> >> LH
> >>
> >>> Perhaps people working in the above domains could offer suggestions.
> >>>
> >>> Alternatively, the list could simply be relabeled as the "Notable
> >>> Political Quotations in the U.S." or the "Notable Trump-related
> >>> Quotations".
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >>>> (I am resending this message because the previous version had weird
> characters appearing in it.)
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I’m starting to think about my annual list, run by the Associated
> Press, of the top 10 most notable quotations of the year.  By “notable” I
> mean “important” or “famous” or “particularly revealing of the spirit of
> our times” rather than necessarily being eloquent or admirable.
> >>>>
> >>>> I would welcome suggestions of notable quotations from 2017,
> particularly ones from politics or popular culture or entertainment or
> sports or business or technology.
> >>>>
> >>>> Here are some of the contenders that I am already aware of:
> >>>>
> >>>> You're saying it's a falsehood ... Sean Spicer, our press secretary
> -- gave alternative facts.
> >>>> Kellyanne Conway, 1/22/17
> >>>>
> >>>> Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods.
> >>>> Chuck Todd
> >>>>
> >>>> Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
> >>>> Donald Trump, 2/27/17
> >>>>
> >>>> [Explaining the firing of James Comey to Russian visitors:]  I just
> fired the head of the F.B.I.  He was crazy, a real nut job.  I faced great
> pressure because of Russia.  That's taken off.
> >>>> Donald Trump, 5/10/17
> >>>>
> >>>> [On the confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia:]  I think there's
> blame on both sides, you look at, you look at both sides.
> >>>> Donald Trump, 8/15/17
> >>>>
> >>>> Make our planet great again.
> >>>> Emanuel Macron, 6/1/17
> >>>>
> >>>> The quotations above are all similar in nature, as might be expected
> given the current political landscape, but I clearly don't want all of the
> top 10 to be of that nature, nor to all be political in subject matter.
> >>>>
> >>>> Fred Shapiro
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>>
> >>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>



-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list