(Lloyd Alter’s article appeared on Mother Nature Network, 9/23; via Pam Green. )
'Yogi-isms' will live on long after his baseball career is forgotten.
Yogi Berra, who has just died at the age of 90, was more than one of Baseball's greatest catchers and the inspiration for a cartoon character. He also had a way with words, coming up with mangled expressions that still resonate. President George W. Bush, also famous for mangling language, once said: "Yogi's been an inspiration to me. Some of the press corps here even think he might be my speechwriter."
According to a Sixty Minutes segment on Yogi, he has more entries in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations than any President. Justin Kaplan, the editor of Bartletts, tells the show:
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