Thursday, January 26, 2012


These are supposedly actual quotes taken from around the world.

  • "That race was all about competition." - David Coleman, ITV 

  • "And I can see the strong wind blowing the sun towards us." - Brian Johnson, BBC Radio 3 

  • Mark Goodier: What's the name of the company you work for? Listener: Mining and Engineering Services. Mark Goodier: So, what kind of work do they do; is it mining and engineering services? - BBC Radio 1 

  • "Marling - unbeaten in her three victories." 

  • Peter O'Sullivan, BBC2 TV: "Both drivers are fundamentally wearing white helmets." 

  • James Hunt, BBC2 TV: "A church spire nestling among the trees...there's probably a church there too." - Richie Benaud, BBC2 TV 

  • "The effects are fleeting and lingering..." - Overheard in a hallway 

  • "In Managua, people are cheering in the streets, which are deserted." - CBS reporter during the solar eclipse 

  • "A trucker called to thank all of the courteous Seattle drivers he had run across." - Announcer on KZOK radio

  • "He threw 110 pitches in six innings, and that's a mouthful!" - CBS baseball announcer 

  • "An agreement is not an agreement until the parties to the agreement have reached an agreement." - Irish Politician on RTE radio 

  • "This is the biggest pawn that Israel holds in the whole hostage equation." - BBC world service. 

  • "We have two incredibly credible witnesses here." - Sen. Biden at Thomas hearings from Bob Ericson (Marlboro, MA, USA) 

  • "He's going to step down 'til he's back on his feet." - Vermont Public Radio commentator on Jimmy Swaggart's latest sex scandal 

  • Newsreader, BBC Radio 4: "Working mothers are the backbone of the third half of the economy." 

  • Glenda Jackson, Channel 4 TV: "There's nothing athletes like - or indeed hate - more than hanging around like this." - David Coleman, BBC 1 TV 

  • "Not being in the Rumbelows Cup for those teams won't mean a row of beans, 'cos that's only small potatoes." - Ian St John, ITV 

  • "Oldham are leading 1-0, a well deserved victory at this stage of the game." - Tommy Docherty, Picadilly Radio 

  • Brian Johnson, BBC Radio 3: "We don't appear to have Jim Fish on the line at the moment." 

  • "Are there any more great swimmers in the pipeline?" - Cliff Morgan, BBC Radio 4 

  • "Andre Vandapole has four silver medals in cyclocross, and none of them gold." - Phil Liggott, Channel 4 TV