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Most memorable quotes of 2007

December 19, 2007

Miss Teen USA“Don’t Tase Me, Bro,” a plea made by University of Florida student Andrew Meyer on September 17 to stop campus police from throwing him out of a speech by Sen. John Kerry, was named as the most memorable quote of 2007 in the Yale Book of Quotations.
Second on the list was the tortuous answer by Lauren Upton, the South Carolina contestant in the Miss Teen America contest in August on why one-fifth of Americans are unable to locate the United States on a map.
It was followed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s October comment at Columbia University, “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”

Here is a list of memorable quotes from newsmakers, chosen by the editors of

Tell us your most memorable quote from this year.


Why don’t you just shut up?King Juan Carlos

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“I’m the father.”-Every guy in America that wanted a piece of Anna Nicole Smith’s estate.

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“I’m going back to work right now.”- Al Gore after winning the Nobel prize

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Dom Imus’ quote was not made memorable by him. a week after he said it, the rev. al and the news media repeated the quote every 15 minutes for 3 days. the news media should take the credit for that quote. I heard imus say it and forgot about it. Now it’s in my head cause the media made it big, NOT IMUS.

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Look here, the unedited interview with Larry Craig. 8/30/craig.transcript/index.htmlHe never said wide stance!!! Read the whole thing, it’s just not there, but the media reported and continues to report it as if it were fact – and it’s so easy to verify that it’s just not true!!C’mon Reuters. C’mon AP. The Idaho Stateman I’d expect this crap from. Or the National Inquirer. But the wire services are the last hope we have for basic standards in reporting.

Posted by D Roper | Report as abusive

According to the Minnesota Report Form filed by Officer Karsnia, Craig attempted to explain himself by stating that he had a wide stance when going to the restroom.This isn’t a CNN interview or a news report.This is even better.This is an official public document.The form is here: ns/news/070828_Craig_Police_Reprot.pdf

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