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Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word of the Year - and Decade!

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  • Ken Double,

    The Yanks have been good to us. I enjoyed ROMNEYSIA very much this year but W.O.T.D. has to be the masterful and universal TRUTHINESS.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Kiosk

    ergo -
    digital penetration

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    "rofflenui"

    I've come around to the shorter form:

    roflnui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ken Double,

    Mr D, might you be one of the long lost
    and legendary Grommets?
    (Wgton circa 1981)
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Democracy
    (a word we may not see again down here)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Possibly legendary, certainly lost. How are ya Mr D?

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    I know this is a bit boring and serious, but is there any phrase that has acquired more meaning in the last 10 years than "social media"?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sacha,

    roflnui

    or as it pertains to elections
    raffle-ennui

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Word of the decade?

    Terrorist.

    ETA: Re-read previous page.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Harding,

    Not a fan, but YOLO seems to have gained a lot of traction this year with the kids.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    for the decade: GFC

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    Sub-prime.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Farmer Green,

    Most of us have had enough of John Key's inanity by now , so in tribute to his passing Farmer Green offers :-

    "flibbertigibberish"

    Lower North Island • Since Nov 2012 • 487 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    "Blog" by Iva Blog

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1199 posts Report Reply

  • Toby,

    for the decade: 9/11

    pt chev • Since Mar 2011 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ken Double,

    How are ya Mr D?

    Dancin', dancin'...
    as are we all.

    Hit the stationery icon for email
    when ya have a spare moment...

    I take it you are still binarypiscine based
    and still close to Blair street.
    ....brings back memories

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    “War on ” + noun

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    For the year, and especially pertaining to PAS : cyber-marae (one of Islander's coinings).
    Other nominees:
    Notional government;
    Omnishambles;
    Fustercluck

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Decade.

    Harry Potter.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • danduran,

    47 percent

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford,

    For the decade?

    Mobile.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Dotcom
    and its derivative
    Dotcomedy

    +
    Recall
    goes with
    Memory Banks

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5062 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Stewart,

    cyber-marae

    a great tradition

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    Wheedled

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    'fail' as in: 'epic fail'. And also 'my bad'. Hearing both of these everywhere, and they seem to reflect a climate of vague incompetence.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 143 posts Report Reply

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