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Hard News: It was a munted year

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  • Joshua Arbury,

    "It was a munted year."

    Yep, it sure was.

    Auckland • Since May 2009 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    You well and truly munted that embargo

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Tony Kennedy,

    You well and truly munted that embargo

    Yep. It's buggered.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Embargo, nek minnit...

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Well frack me munted.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Who cares?

    For some, their world is destroyed; for many others, their world is in dreary abeyance – or (I’m thinking Nelson) in terrifyingly new haddit territory.

    Any of those, life – and homes &comfort & normality-good health& ease -are so easily swept away.

    “Never count on your bed being there in the morning” (old Hasid saying.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    I don't think you meant "main sewer truck", though I guess a lot of sewage is transported by vehicle in Christchurch these days, or has been.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2092 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Grevers, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    Our main sewer truck is seriously munted

    I believe the correct word was "trunk"

    New Plymouth • Since Jul 2011 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Richard Grevers,

    I believe the correct word was “trunk”

    Which I knew, which is why I didn't see my own typo.

    Gah. Thanks guys.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Now waiting for the inevitable recount...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1768 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    In other news, I'll be on Morning Report discussing "munted" and the other WOTYs at about 8.50am.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    I love the word ‘munted’ and have used a great deal through out my life. I had no idea until today that it had any special significance to this year.

    Did anyone else notice ‘nek minute’ in the Dom Post weather strip (at the bottom of A1) about two weeks ago; “Sunny morning – nek minit; cloudy with a chance of rain”. That’s ridonculous.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 293 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker,

    It lacks a certain piquancy when it's spelt 'minute' - a diminished verisimilitude, if you will. #pretentiouscommamoiquestionmark

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 105 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    Attachment

    A mounted ridonculous ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    It lacks a certain piquancy when it’s spelt ‘minute'

    good call, I will edit my comment!

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 293 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    A mounted ridonculous …

    sexy motor!

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 293 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    In keeping with the 'munted' zeitgeist, the 16 pic portfolio from Chris Skelton, Stuff's top photographer of the year, includes one dead body, one major deformity, two amputees, and one, well, munter.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    love the word ‘mounted’

    But you're not loving autocorrect right now, huh?

    Let me un-munt that for you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Those Sewer Trucks, suck…

    I believe the correct word was “trunk”
    Which I knew, which is why I didn’t see my own typo.
    Gah. Thanks guys.

    Russell, I believe you accurately repeated what Parker was reported to have said – I too wondered , and searched , and could only find main sewer truck and this comment by a Paul Stockley about the ethics of correcting quotes:

    Example 1:
    A reporter mistook a technical term ‘trunk’ (meaning main route) as ‘truck’, and this error was published. Correct it thus when quoting[*]:
    "Our main sewer [trunk] is seriously munted … I believe that is the technical term."

    But, then again, I wouldn’t put it past Bob, our ‘Great Communicator’, to have got it wrong in the heat of the moment…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Russell, I believe you accurately repeated what Parker was reported to have said

    He actually seems to have been reported to have said "trunk", "trunks" and "truck".

    Clearly, Bob's diction has slipped since his TV days.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I wouldn’t put it past Bob, our ‘Great Communicator’, to have got it wrong in the heat of the moment…

    Bob's as good as the scripts he's fed. It's when his minders attempt to get down with the kids that things go awry.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Three words in the top 10: ‘occupy’ ‘99%’ and ‘Arab Spring’ , relate to the changing world order. That’s heartening.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2006 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Morning Report report: you did very well, young lad.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2265 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I'll be on Morning Report discussing "munted" and the other WOTYs

    3 mins, listening options

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    Munted is a great word, but it sure sounds odd when it's repeated by a squeaky toddler voice from the back seat of the car, after you've just observed the results of an accident.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 781 posts Report Reply

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