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Quiz: Who said these words in 2017?

Got an ear for a good quote? Then tell us who said these words this year…

THAT WAS A fast 12 months wasn’t it?

Let’s put that in perspective. This time last year, Donald Trump hadn’t become President yet and Enda Kenny was still Taoiseach.

In a year of people saying outlandish things, how close were you paying attention?

Take our quiz and find out…

Who said this to Queen Elizabeth in January? "Bloody hell, your majesty. I nearly shot you."
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An MI5 agent
A Buckingham Palace guardsman

Prince Charles
David Cameron
Who had this barb for the new US president in February? "Hey Donald, I've got a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs?"
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jon Bon Jovi

Bernie Sanders
Enda Kenny
The director of which film said this when he realised he hadn't won the Oscar for best picture: "We lost by the way. There's a mistake. Moonlight, you won best picture."
Manchester By The Sea

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Who summed up the garda breath test debacle in these succinct terms? "At best, incompetence and, at worst, deception."
Alan Shatter
Alan Kelly

Nóirín O'Sullivan
Enda Kenny
Who used this ill-advised phrase when describing a chemical weapons attack in Syria? "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons."
Kellyanne Conway
Donald Trump

Sean Spicer
Anthony Scaramucci
Which British politician dished out this bizarre burn to Jeremy Corbyn? "He may be a mutton-headed old mugwump, but he is probably harmless."
Theresa May
Lord Buckethead

Arlene Foster
Boris Johnson
Which Irish politician was talking tough on Brexit here? "We are not going to be used as a pawn."
Simon Coveney
Michéal Martin

Leo Varadkar
Gerry Adams
Which rural TD gave this stark warning in the Dáil this year? "The rhododendrons are taking over."
Mattie McGrath
Michael Lowry

Michael Healy-Rae
Danny Healy-Rae
Who called Donald Trump a "racist grandpa" in a searing lyric this year?
Kanye West

Jay Z
Who had these kind words for Enda Kenny on his last day as Taoiseach? "Enda Kenny is probably the best leader Fine Gael ever had."
Leo Varadkar
Gerry Adams

Noel Rock
Joan Burton
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top dog
Pawsitively perfect!
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Clever Cat
Almost purr-fect
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Flippin' good.
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What are ewe doing?
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Turtley awful
Shell of a bad effort
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