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Public Address Word of the Year and Word of the Decade - the Vote!

It's that time! Long lists of candidates for Word of the Year 2012 -- and because we recently turned 10, Word of the Decade -- have been disgorged from the discussion and all that remains is for you, the Public Address readers, to vote.

The lists are below. The system gives gives you first, second and third choices via the drop-down menus. And, er, that's it, really. Thanks to Hadyn Green for making it all work, as ever.

Our sponsors, the excellent Whisky Galore of Christchurch, have kindly provided $100 gift vouchers for the first readers to have suggested the eventual two winning words in the discussion, and to one voter drawn at random. (You may also wish to explore their online store in pursuit of a special festive dram for you and yours.)

Feel free to shout about this in social media. I'm thinking the hashtags will be #PAWOTY and #PAWOTD

WORD OF THE YEAR 2012

  • “100% Pure”
  • batshit
  • frankenstorm
  • boson
  • brainfade
  • breach
  • Brownleebensraum
  • buggerising
  • cloud
  • cyber-marae
  • democracy
  • Dotcomnishambles
  • drone
  • EPO
  • Flibbertigibberish
  • Fracking
  • Gangnam Style
  • Gay red top
  • CERA
  • hacker
  • hashtag
  • Hobbit
  • kiosk
  • supermoon
  • Leak. Ng.
  • Leveson
  • Mahy
  • Marmageddon
  • Great Recession
  • crowdsourcing
  • leaks
  • Ng’ed
  • Novopay
  • Omnishambles
  • Planet Key
  • Pop-up shop
  • proletard
  • rejuvenate
  • relaxed
  • Romneysia
  • Smartphone
  • Suboptimal
  • unrebuttable
  • weather-bomb
  • YOLO

WORD OF THE DECADE

  • “War on …”
  • 9/11
  • Android
  • anecdata
  • blog
  • blogosphere
  • broadband
  • bubble
  • climate
  • data
  • download
  • fauxpology
  • fuckeulogy
  • GFC
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • i
  • IP
  • iPhone
  • Like
  • meh
  • mobile
  • monetise
  • MSM
  • Obama
  • P
  • pirates
  • privacy
  • roflnui
  • social media
  • sub-prime
  • terrorist
  • torrent
  • truthiness
  • twatcock
  • tweet
  • warming
  • wiki
  • WMDs

NOW VOTE!

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