[Ads-l] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2021

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 25 03:57:37 UTC 2021

Origin of a meme:
NBC reporter Kelli Stavast was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown at Talladega after he won his first Xfinity Series race on Oct. 3.  The crowd in the background was shouting "F--k Joe Biden" during the interview, and Stavast said "As you can hear the chants from the crowd, 'Let's go, Brandon.'"


From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU<mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>> on behalf of Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU<mailto:fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2021 7:27 AM
Subject: Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2021


It's getting to be that time of year again.  In the next five or so weeks I have to finalize my list of the 10 most notable quotations of the year, disseminated by the Associated Press, and would welcome suggestions.  The criteria are quotations that are famous, or important, or particularly revealing of the spirit of our times.  Invariably many of the quotes are political in nature, but I do very much want some nonpolitical quotes from fields such as popular culture, sports, business, science, etc.  I also would like to have some foolish quotes from Democrats to give the list some balance.

Note that quotations from December 2020 may be eligible.  Internet memes can be considered if they are very popular.

Fred Shapiro


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