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

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  • Leopold,

    dotcom

    Since Jan 2007 • 147 posts Report Reply

  • StuartBradbury,

    Dotcom ... on so many levels!

    Auckland • Since Jul 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • onsos,

    WOTY = hub
    WOTD = bubble

    Since May 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson, in reply to MeToo,

    Word of the decade: meh.'

    + 1

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JessicaRose,

    to shelf alcohol

    the things you learn..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    waay off topic. Just saw this post on Weibo reporting a tornado in west Auckland, 3 dead. I hope those of you in Auckland are safe.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2152 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Binders full of WOTY...

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Reeves,

    WOTD must be something to do with the on-line world---it's now ubiquitous and basically vital.

    "www" (a word???...) - pages went from 2 billion to over 25 billion...

    "pirates"

    "privacy"

    "IP" -- take your choice---as in address, or in the "legal" sense...

    "download"

    "broadband"

    I must get out more...

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    waay off topic. Just saw this post on Weibo reporting a tornado in west Auckland, 3 dead. I hope those of you in Auckland are safe.

    Weather-bomb?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Barnard,

    Pleased to see OED chose Omnishambles as their WOTY, but hard to go past Dotcom.

    WOTD: Global

    Wellington • Since Nov 2012 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Scott Chris,

    Weather-bomb?

    Dunno. Here's what the Herald has to say. Scary reading.

    Weather-bomb is an interesting word. When did that get coined? I don't remember seeing it much more than 3 or 4 years ago.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2152 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 566 posts Report Reply

  • Jan Farr, in reply to JacksonP,

    Android – is the new iPhone.

    I'm late with this I see now: OK - late Android.

    Carterton • Since Apr 2008 • 394 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    "Hacker", but only if used ironically or incorrectly.

    "Breach".

    "Social" as a noun.

    "Monetize".

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 862 posts Report Reply

  • Glen Wright,

    Jobs. Lost.

    Since Nov 2006 • 29 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Isn't this like scrabble, we're not allowed to use proper names - that leaves out both "dotcom" and "jobs, lost"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2176 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew, in reply to Barnard,

    Pleased to see OED chose Omnishambles as their WOTY, but hard to go past Dotcom.

    Dotcomnishambles!

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    WOTD
    [Global] Warming.
    [Climate] Deniers.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Just saw this post on Weibo reporting a tornado in west Auckland, 3 dead. I hope those of you in Auckland are safe.

    This is the modern world
    hearing about what's happening
    in Auckland
    via Beijing!
    crazy times,
    thanks Chris...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    – that leaves out both “dotcom” and “jobs, lost”

    ...and Keyosk, too
    and
    Banks (too big to fail)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    my five year old came home from school one day dancing gangnam style. What the?

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Word of the decade contender in the tech dept: Google, smartphone, tweet.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Euan Mason,

    Decade:
    War on terror
    Climate change
    Going forward

    Year:
    CERA
    EQC
    EQR
    Earthquake

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 192 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Geotech, word of the South. Red-stickered. too

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Rachel Prosser,

    Cloud (as in "in the cloud")

    For the decade "to google" as a verb. Even more ubiquitous than "blog".

    Also "yeah yeah yeah" When did we start saying that in threes?

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2008 • 225 posts Report Reply

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