Last Plea for Most Notable Quotations of 2013

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 24 14:28:44 UTC 2013

On Nov 24, 2013, at 4:32 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> Hmmm... not sure how "obvious" it is when you hear it the first time. No
> allusion to oral sex in that quote whatsoever... need context.

Agreed I'd go with his "Probably in one of my drunken stupors" excuse for his smoking crack.

> On 11/23/2013 9:02 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>> At 11/23/2013 08:42 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
>>> On 11/23/13 8:21 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>>> At 11/23/2013 07:11 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>>>>> And surely we include any number of Rob Ford quotes from the past
>>>>> couple of weeks? "I've got more than enough to eat at home'" is
>>>>> probably the most notorious.
>>>> That needs some expansion -- at for those of us who haven't been
>>>> following Rob every day.
>>> The quotable Rob Ford:
>>> <>
>> Oh, the obvious.  Especially relished because of  his obesity, I
>> imagine.  (He seems to outdo Gov. Christie.)
>> But I think it will need to be more fully stated (sated?) when chosen
>> -- and include the p-word.
>> Joel
>>> And "I've got more than enough to eat at home" was on TV, live (and
>>> without asterisks!):
>>> <>
>>> The above links to the CBC coverage. There was also a clip making the
>>> rounds, that I can't find now, showing a CTV anchor struggling to
>>> maintain her composure as this impromptu news conference was airing live.
>>> Alice
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