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Quote of the Year: 'Wide Stance' Only Finishes 8th

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Quote of the Year: 'Wide Stance' Only Finishes 8th

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It was the plea heard round the world. "Don't tase me, bro"- shouted by a Florida college student as officers removed him from a speech by Sen. John Kerry -- tops this year's list of most memorable quotes, compiled by the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations.

Second on the list is a quote from Lauren Upton, the Miss Teen USA contestant who gave a confused and mangled response to a question about why one-fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a map.

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and Iraq and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us," Upton said.

The words of both young people were immortalized in videos posted on YouTube, the video-sharing Web site. …

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