Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” quote

      On May 17, 2012, Republican presidential candidate, Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), said something that was later cited as one of the factors that caused him to lose the election to his Democratic opponent, President Barack Obama. It was put #1 in the list of the “top” quotations of 2012 by Fred Shapiro, associate librarian … Read more

“Don’t tase me, bro!”

The Internet created a new way for quotations to become famous, including many that would probably might not be well known otherwise. (It also created a new way for misquotes to spread, a major pet peeve of people like me who want to know whether a quotation is real or not.) Depending on how much … Read more

The Top Quotes of 2012 – and some of the top “top quotes” lists of 2012…

Every December, various pundits, writers and media outlets publish lists of what they consider to be the the year’s “top” or “best” quotations — either in general or within a certain realm, such as politics, sports or movies. Recently, I’ve been perusing some of the lists of quotes from 2012. The one that’s most widely … Read more