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The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 7

Deborah Tannen

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jan 16, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Deborah Tannen
Tonight Stephen welcomes Deborah Tannen, author of You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation. Also, Stephen talks with syndicated columnist Bernard Epstein.
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Deborah Tannen has written other books on sociolinguistics, including "You Just Don't Understand" and "That's Not What I Meant: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships".

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Stephen (to Conan O'Brien): So back off of Mike Huckabee or I will kick your translucent, white ass! You got that, Irish?

      • Stephen: Let's make this straight, Conan O'Brien. I made Mike Huckabee. I made him in my own image as surely as I fashioned him from dust and breathed life into his nostrils.

      • Stephen: Can I get you to place a bet for me please.
        Benjamin Epstein: Absolutely not.
        Stephen: Why not?
        Benjamin Epstein: It is illegal here in Nevada, Stephen.
        Stephen: Something is illegal in Nevada?

      • Stephen (after showing clips of Hillary Clinton agreeing a lot with Barack Obama): It's all summed up in her new campaign slogan "Hillary For President: What Barack Said".

      • Stephen: I noticed that Michigan is kinda shaped like a mitten, and then I remembered that Romney's name is Mitt and the first rule of primary politics is voters always go for the candidate who's name is the shape of their state.

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