Notable Quotations of 2007 Sought

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Mar 4 22:36:13 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Sam Clements <SClements at> wrote:
> > In order to help me respond to media inquries, I would welcome any
> > suggestions
> > of what are the most notable quotations of 2007.  Because of a particular
> > deadline pressure, responses by Sunday night would be particularly useful,
> > although responses after that will also be very welcome.
> While I doubt that it will be long remembered by the mainstream, I thought
> Anne Coulter's address this week at CPAC was memorable:
> "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential
> candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you
> use the word 'faggot-so..'"

There have been a few other memorable gaffes or semi-gaffes, like Joe
Biden's characterization of Barack Obama as "the first mainstream
African-American ... who is articulate and bright and clean and a
nice-looking guy."

--Ben Zimmer

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