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

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  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Toby,

    Doesn't it seem weird, but 9/11 isn't part of the last decade.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2990 posts Report Reply

  • jb,

    Ng'ed

    a.small.town.in.germany • Since Jan 2007 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Buggerizing has gotten a fair bit of traction around here.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 703 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Pete Sime,

    Marmageddon

    +1

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16418 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan,

    I knew I'd find it in the archives..i pitched for

    planetkey

    earlier this year, seems to have dropped off the radar i think because no one wanted to live there after all

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 194 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Tamara,

    yeah I'll go for blog as WOTD

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3253 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    "unrebuttable" is a late starter, but seems to have form.

    Since Nov 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    For the year:
    "Gay red top" (just for comedic value at the end of the day)

    For the decade:
    I'm going to nominate the letters "i" (as in Phone/Pad/Mac) and "W" as in Bush.
    Sesame Street Styles.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Calder, in reply to Greg Wood,

    Is 100% a word? No it's a lawnmower.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Carping and moaning

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Doesn’t it seem weird, but 9/11 isn’t part of the last decade.

    Quite so. But you could certainly argue that its influence on the past decade has been prodigious.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18656 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette, in reply to Isabel Hitchings,

    Amen to that one.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    Planet Key

    Two words I know but it has been one of those years

    or maybe the word of the year should be left blank as 2012 has seen a lot of forgetting going on.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • Toby, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Precisely.

    Or, to put it another way, 9/11 was a huge part of the last decade.

    pt chev • Since Mar 2011 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Graham,

    Gangnam Style. No question, sexy Lady.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 176 posts Report Reply

  • JessicaRose,

    'Shelfing' As in to shelf alcohol or party pills. To insert in the rectum and get wasted really really fast.

    Although Hashtag is a pretty good one, and I only wish that Proletard had gained more traction.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Dastardly Bounder,

    Words of the decade: torrent, copyright and insurgent

    Auckland • Since Dec 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to JessicaRose,

    Perhaps something that couldn't be shelved wouldbe unrebuttable.

    Since Nov 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • kiwifarang,

    Word of the year nominee: HOPIUM
    Word of the decade nominee: TRUTHINESS

    The former wouldn't be quite as addictive without without liberal sprinklings of the latter. Like two peas in separate pods.

    Auckland • Since Aug 2007 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews, in reply to Mark Graham,

    Gangnam Style. No question, sexy Lady.

    Aye. That song is a case study in how music has changed in the last decade, and how people can be successful in the new world. The graph contrasting how it got to be the most popular youtube video over Bieber's song, which took about four times as long...

    Seeing the Silver Fast Ferns and the English netball team dancing to it before the final a few weeks ago was incredibly cool.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6157 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris,

    So, so really hit the mainstream this year.

    Of the last decade, maybe WMDs.

    Of the last century, maybe fuck or okay.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Isabel Hitchings,

    Buggerizing has gotten a fair bit of traction around here.

    Buggerising with an s! The retro word of the year?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • tonyH,

    Prime candidate for redundancy (never sighted on PA, but an infuriating crutch for other comments-threadsters:

    "Just saying".

    GRR.
    Not a substitute for effective argument (ad hominem or not), and anyway John Cage was first ("I'm saying nothing, and I'm saying it.")

    Pakuranga • Since Nov 2011 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Phil fryer,

    Fresh green image !

    For the decade/year ?

    ironic,that it just keeps coming back,
    & its neither, fresh, or green !

    Laingholm • Since Mar 2011 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Google seems to have been around since the late 90s- but did it become a verb before 2002? It’s been a big part of the last decade. Also seems remarkable that youtube didn’t even exist until 2005. Like fish schwimmen in the ocean, they both seem too big for us to even notice, now.
    eta

    Buggerising with an s! The retro word of the year?

    Yes! Another person who finds themself stubbornly re-correcting/disabling/cursing devices/software with presumptive US spellings.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1457 posts Report Reply

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