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

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  • Paul Williams, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    but just don't believe a word Key says

    Yup.

    - rely on your local community and people who care

    Do you think, and I ask in earnest, that's what he secretly wants?

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2230 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    could someone tell John Key there are still people living in much worse conditions and physically unsafe suburbs in Chch East

    you seriously think he doesn't know? caring is another matter

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Sacha,

    caring is another matter

    worth noting the proximity to his own electorate

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3342 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    geographically, perhaps. socially, worlds away

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Fracking

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1495 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Fracking

    So now that we have managed mostly negative nouns, can we get some positive ones to make voting easier? ;)

    jus' sayin' (for tonyH)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6106 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

    CAPTURE : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2245 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Hope

    I'm finally feeling it. That feeling as the Clark Govt and the world economy sank at the same time, and incomprehension and denial that went with both events, have moved toward a more open attitude. Divisions are still tribal, but there seems to be less open war between the tribes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8487 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    My Word of the year is “indeed”

    My Word of the decade is “going forward” well ok that two words and yes when people say it to me, I must resist the urge to smack them

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Tony Kennedy,

    the futility of futurity...

    “going forward” well ok that two words
    and yes when people say it to me, I must resist
    the urge to smack them

    + 1
    I know, what happened to 'in the future'?

    ...and as any fool know,
    Super Sid was a half back,
    not a forward...

    hmmm, I might just nominate 'I know' for W(s)OTD
    - said in the wonderful Kim Hill's dulcet tones of credulity, of course...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    "Yeah, nah" is my Twitter bio, FWIW. :)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3653 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Withers,

    For 2012, I’d nominate “dotcom”

    It touches on SO many things….both directly and indirectly.

    For the decade, I like “truthiness”.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 280 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Levesentimental. Looking back to an era when journalists were trusted to bring us the truth not car crash porn.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 174 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    aah well,
    if we're going with brave new words
    for a brave new world, I offer: neoconillogicalism
    ; - )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Neil Armstrong.

    One day 20 July will be a holiday. And we older versions are the lucky ones to have witnessed it.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1495 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Can we add new countries, too?
    I see The Herald has discovered some place called Equador!
    must be in the SpellCzech Republic...

    ...and the Sunday Times had a column by
    some bloke named Rob Oram, on Sunday

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    I am in favour of bringing back words such as higgledy-piggledy and jeepers

    I went to retweet this. How embarrassing.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    I agree Jackie (not about the embarrassment) but about reclaiming such good words. There are a whole lot of very expressive words we no longer use, such as 'beaut' and 'groovy'.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    There are a whole lot of very expressive words we no longer use, such as ‘beaut’ and ‘groovy’.

    I use "groovy" quite a lot ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18836 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Good to hear.
    'Bonza' is another. I quite like 'neat' but not often heard these days. They probably define the decade people experienced the most intensely.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Withers, in reply to Ross Mason,

    True. I was "there".

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 280 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Withers, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    They are the "credible" journalists....or so they tell us.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 280 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Cracker!

    Not wrong!

    All Credit. (90s but)

    Anything-but.

    Sick!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1495 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I use “groovy” quite a lot …

    When you are sober?????

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3342 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    When you are sober?????

    When he's drunk, he adds "baby".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8487 posts Report Reply

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