[Ads-l] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2021

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 25 07:28:16 UTC 2021

“Mixed race? What’s all this mixed-race nonsense? If you’re not white,
you’re black.”
So said a legendary black British broadcaster...

On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 11:57 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.'"
> https://deadline.com/2021/10/nascar-kelli-stavast-brandon-brown-crowd-chants-reaction-1234848794/
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> 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
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> 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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- Wilson
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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