19 Dec '11, 3am

'We are the 99 per cent' chosen as the year's top quote

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) - The growing scrutiny of the rich dominated this year's best quotes in the United States, according to a Yale University librarian who anointed the Occupy Wall Street protesters' slogan - 'We are the 99 per cent' - as the year's best. Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, has released his sixth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year. Mr Shapiro noted that the conservative tea party movement was prominent in last year's quotes. 'The tea party quotes are very strongly anti-government,' Mr Shapiro said. 'The Occupy quotes and the other more liberal quotes that you see at the top of the list this year are directed more at Wall Street and the upper 1 per cent economically of the country rather than focus squarely on government.' The original 'Yale Book of Quotations' was published in 2006. Since then, Mr Shapiro has r...

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