WHO SAID IT BEST?

The 2018 New Zealand Quote of the Year fi­nal­ists

The New Zealand Herald - - News - — Ryan Dun­lop

I do find it slightly of­fen­sive that every­one thinks that ev­ery NZer starred in ei­ther Lord of the Rings or The Hob­bit. PM Jacinda Ardern to Stephen Col­bert.

It’s so re­fresh­ing to see a straight white man (not suc­ceed in com­edy right now. Co­me­dian Rose Matafeo on Bri­tish comic Naz Os­man­oglu.

Win­ston Pe­ters spends a huge amount of time on me, on Paula Ben- Ben­e­fit- Ben­nett. Na­tional leader Si­mon Bridges’ slip of the tongue about his deputy.

I used to say, ‘Mate, I don’t re­ally mind who turns up, just wear a name badge so I know who it is’. Former PM John Key about Aus­tralia’s Prime Min­is­ter.

A lit­tle bit of a snafu. His­tory teacher Graeme Ball de­scrib­ing the exam where Year 13 stu­dents were stumped by the word “triv­ial”.

It’s racist as f***. I think New Zealand is the best place on the planet, but it’s a racist place. Film­maker Taika Waititi.

We’re quite a fid­dly-look­ing shaped coun­try — a bit like a half-eaten lamb chop. Ac­tor Rhys Darby on why NZ is left off world maps.

Wonky Don­key has had a good run for a don­key with three legs. Au­thor Craig Smith after sales of his chil­dren’s book sky­rock­eted.

I don’t know ex­actly what she said, but I know if you play it back­wards it says ‘Help me!’. Co­me­dian Melanie Bracewell on Me­la­nia

His ideas don’t align with ac­tual ra­tio­nal think­ing or any ev­i­dence or any in­tel­li­gence. Ac­tor Karen O’Leary on TV com­edy Welling­ton Para­nor­mal.

Peo­ple have had a lot to say over the course of this year, but who hit the mark and said it bet­ter than the rest?

Polling has now opened for Massey Univer­sity’s an­nual Quote of the Year com­pe­ti­tion — and there are plenty of crack­ing one-lin­ers to choose from.

The fi­nal­ists have been whit­tled down to just 10 quotes from recog­nis­able New Zealan­ders, one be­ing Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern’s gibe to Late Show host Stephen Col­bert.

“I do find it slightly of­fen­sive that every­one thinks that ev­ery New Zealan­der starred in ei­ther

Lord of the Rings or The Hob­bit,” she told the host dur­ing her North Amer­i­can visit.

Na­tional leader Si­mon Bridges also made the list with his slip of the tongue when talk­ing about his deputy leader.

“Win­ston Pe­ters spends a huge amount of time on me, on Paula Ben- Ben­e­fit- Ben­nett.”

Rhys Darby also fea­tured with his de­scrip­tion of New Zealand, call­ing it a “half-eaten lamb chop”.

Pub­lic vot­ing closes at mid­day De­cem­ber 12 and the win­ner will be an­nounced the fol­low­ing day.

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