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The 10 Worst Quotes Of 2016

Mad, bad and plain sad words uttered during the worst year that ever was.

BY editors | Dec 23, 2016 | Culture


From cowardly politicians to clueless pop stars to child geniuses who have never done a thing wrong, here are ten worst applications of words and syntax in the year of our lord 2016.

1 | "Britain has had enough of experts" Michael Gove
 

The man with a face like a full English breakfast claimed on Sky News that Britons had "had enough of experts", doing absolutely nothing to reverse the impression he and his fellow Leavers were dragging us into a dangerous new world purely to satisfy their own blind bigotry / naked political ambition.

2 | "It's not a problem. You can still get around it. I mean obviously the big money's here" Sam Allardyce
 

Old crisp packet head sealed his fate as the shortest-lived England manager of all time while boasting to undercover reporters and drinking, inexplicably, a pint of wine.

3 | "Grab them by the pussy" President-elect Donald Trump
 

The one moment when it looks as though The Donald's 'straight talking' might actually backfire on him, support briefly plummeted following the leaked tape of him dropping this stomach-churner back in 2005. Unfortunately it was merely a blip.

4 | "Yep tackles cancer!" Noel Edmonds

Human / lion hybrid experiment Noel Edmonds shocked Twitter by suggesting the cure to cancer may rest with a £2,135 electromagnetic pulse therapy box he happened to be endorsing. Even Mr. Blobby was skeptical.

5 | "When I came here 17 years ago you all laughed at me. Well I have to say, you're not laughing now, are you?" Nigel Farage
 

Nige's 'nah nah nah-nah nah' speech to the European Parliament after winning the Brexit vote saw the Earthworm Jim-lookalike at his most insufferably smug and seeming somehow grubbier than ever.

6 | "Playing the Joker changed me forever" Jared Leto
 

Uh-huh.

7 | "We now face the task of creating a New Britain from the fourth industrial revolution – powered by the internet of things and big data to develop cyber physical systems and smart factories" Jeremy Corbyn
 

The Labour leader baffled everyone with this statement about his vision for Britain's future, which appeared to involve some kind of working class robot union movement powered by Nest thermostats.

8 | "Pop music is too loud, it hurts my ears and is a bit too simple" 11-year-old classical music prodigy Alma Deutscher
 

Oh, p*** off mate.

9 | "A party whose candidate and current leadership have, whether intentionally or not, repeatedly legitimised those with extremist views" Zac Goldsmith
 

Former 'Seems quite nice for a Tory' Zac Goldsmith tried to lure London into making him Mayor with this cowardly and disingenuous slur on his opponent in the Daily Mail. London rejected him by a landslide, turning Zac into officially the biggest loser in British politics in 2016.

10 | "2016 is the year of realising stuff" Kylie Jenner
 

Not that we should necessarily turn to a 19-year-old reality TV star to make sense of the most bat-shit crazy year in living memory, but even still this was a fairly poor effort.


From: Esquire UK


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