And I think in the stampede of people to buy his book, some will now accidentally buy my book [laughs].
As more self-anointed cool kids join, this will turn into a stampede.
The idea is to stampede others into pledging their money, too.
1828, from Mexican Spanish estampida, from Spanish, "an uproar," from estamper "to stamp, press, pound," from the same Germanic root that yielded English stamp (v.). The political sense is first recorded 1846. As the name of an annual exhibition of cowboy skills in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it is attested from 1912.
1823; see stampede (n.). Related: Stampeded; stampeding.